TO THE EDITOR:
Whenever you’re discussing abortion, there’s only one question that matters: are the unborn human? If the unborn are not human, then what’s all the fuss about? Swat it away like you would a mosquito or take some medicine like you would to kill off the flu. There is no moral consequence if the unborn are not human.
But if the unborn are human, then there is no greater immoral act than to take an innocent human life. All the reasons to abort, e.g., rape, incest or bodily choice are secondary to the primary question: are the unborn human?
If you are not sure that the unborn are human then Steve Wagner (10-Second Pro-Life Apologist) suggests you ask yourself these questions:
First, if it’s growing, isn’t it alive?
Second, if it has human parents, isn’t it human?
Third, human beings like you and me are valuable, aren’t we?
As members of the human race we have to make a binary decision on this question. We either think an unborn is human or it is not human. I believe an unborn human being is a human being. The only difference, to me, is its size, level of development, environment and dependency. Any of these differences individually or collectively, to me, are irrelevant to whether they’re a human being.
Denny Dillon, Narragansett