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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A Short and Powerful Definition of "Pro-Life"

Francis J. Beckwith, an associate professor of philosophy and church-state studies at Baylor University, has written an op-ed column for the Waco (Tx) Tribune-Herald that is a powerful and remarkably short definition of pro-life. A quote:

What then is the pro-life position? It is the view that the membership of the human community includes prenatal human beings, even if excluding them would benefit those who are more powerful than the prenatal and who believe that the prenatal’s destruction is in their interest.

I highly recommend the entire piece, ("Let Us Define Pro-Life For You") especially if you consider yourself pro-choice. If you can't articulate a decent answer to Beckwith, you need to rethink your position.

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