Monday, May 13, 2013

Life news: The Gosnell trial is done. Let the real trial about abortion begin.

In a few words Robert P. George gets to the heart of the issue in his brief post "In Gosnell Case, Abortion on Trial."  He writes:

Something as morally arbitrary as a human being’s location—his or her being in or out of the womb—cannot determine whether killing him or her is an unconscionable act of premeditated homicide or the exercise of a fundamental liberty. Yet something like that is the prevailing state of American law under Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. Its incoherence and indefensibility have been laid bare by the prosecution of Dr. Gosnell. Whatever now happens to him, it will no longer be possible to pretend that abortion and infanticide are radically different acts or practices.

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