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Abortion Supporters Lie About Science

Collen Caroll Campbell writes about the distinction between fact and belief when it comes to abortion.

After months of unsuccessfully fighting against Senate Bill 793, a new Missouri law that requires clinics to offer ultrasounds and information about fetal development to women seeking abortions, Planned Parenthood officials and their ilk are trying a new tack. They are trading their charge that optional ultrasounds constitute a threat to women's rights — a nonsensical complaint that never got much traction — for the claim that the law rests on religious and philosophical opinions rather than facts.
The complaint hinges on these words in the law: "The life of each human being begins at conception. Abortion will terminate the life of a separate, unique, living human being."

Sounds pretty straightforward right? Wrong, says Paula Gianino, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri. As she told the Post-Dispatch recently, "Those are not sentiments that all the world's religions, or all the people in the state, believe in."

Actually, those are not sentiments at all. They are statements of fact.
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jpjackson said...

Should that be "proponents" instead of "opponents" to match the headline of the article?

matthew archbold said...

My bad. Thanks for the heads up. I'm an idiot.

jpjackson said...

Hey now, no unnecessary self-deprecating statements allowed. Similar sounding words in English can be easy to mix up, and typing fingers can outrun the mind.

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