Saturday, 10 November 2012

A letter about abortion

There has been some correspondence in the New Statesman about abortion and the 'right to life' and this was part of a letter in the issue of 19-25 October.  The original article and the subsequent correspondence are especially interesting because the New Statesman is a centre-left publication.
.... an 'it's my body' argument is wholly inadequate for the simple reason that it completely ignores the reality of foetal development.  It's not (just) your body, certainly not at 12 weeks.
Gregor Woods, Sheffield
Those are striking words.  It's not (just) your body.  There is another little body there growing inside the womb of the mother and each of us is 'fearfully and wonderfully made'.  (Psalm 139:13,14)

1 comment:

  1. Right on, Nelson! A fetus is not like a belly ring that you just take out once you get bored with it.