Monday, June 24, 2013
Rape and conception
They're still the same species as you and me. And it doesn't do anyone's logic any favors to pretend otherwise.
In Footnote 54 of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Roe v Wade, as part of the personhood discussion, the Court pointed out the fact that Texas had exceptions, and that this undermined the State's whole argument for personhood. The Court recognized that when you make exceptions, you demonstrate that you don't really believe that's a person -- that ANY are persons, and when ALL aren't protected, NONE are protected.