“We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the development of man’s knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.”
That quote from Section IX of the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade ruling contradicts Dr. David A. Nash’s commentary, which said the ruling affirmed “that life begins when a viable fetus, a child, is delivered by the mother.”
I fear that because he holds the title of physician, many will read his comments and think them to be true.
Further, if his statement was correct, how can we have fetal homicide laws on the books in many states? If life begins at birth of a viable fetus, as Nash states, should all those who are imprisoned under fetal homicide laws be set free? Clearly not, and this is where the pro-choice logic starts to fall apart.
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While I respectfully acknowledge his title and opinions, his logic on this topic is unreasonable. Talk to an expectant couple after they experience a miscarriage, see the disappointment in their eyes and try to convince them that a life wasn’t lost.