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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Abortion and Euthanasia, and a 9-Year-Old's Logic

Thought-provoking editorial/op-ed from Nat Hentoff:

 "But," said her son, "that means killing the baby." The mother then explained that there are certain months during which an abortion cannot be performed, with very few exceptions. The 9-year-old shook his head. "But," he said, "it doesn't matter what month. It still means killing the babies."
Amazing how powerful straightforward logic can be when wielded by a child. And below, a startling connection between abortion and euthanasia:
There, I met Derek Humphrey, the founder of the Hemlock Society, and already known internationally as a key proponent of the "death with dignity" movement.
   He told me that for some years in this country, he had considerable difficulty getting his views about assisted suicide and, as he sees it, compassionate euthanasia, into the American press.
 "But then," Mr. Humphrey told me, "a wonderful thing happened. It opened all the doors for me." "What was that wonderful thing?" I asked.
 "Roe v. Wade," he answered.

Story found via Jimmy Akin.

1 comment:

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