Moment of conception

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October 27, 2011
The American Prospect
by Pema Levy  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"On April 17, 2007, the Supreme Court upheld a national ban on an abortion procedure known as intact dilation and extraction. Anti-abortion groups, which successfully branded it 'partial-birth abortion,' had spent 15 years and more than a quarter-billion dollars getting Congress to pass the ban in 2003. ... But not all abortion opponents were celebrating. Among the unenthused was Brian Rohrbough, president of Colorado Right to Life. Rohrbough belongs to an absolutist wing of the movement that believes in 'personhood' -- the idea that fetuses are people from the moment of conception." [editor's note: Ms. Levy gives an excellent analysis of the implications of pending laws against abortion, contraception (and judging from the focus of some of these yahoos, sex itself?) I also believe the concept of 'personhood' is valid ... just not this draconian version - SAT] (10/27/11)  


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