Jim Gorman Groton
Publication: The Day
Murder is defined as the unlawful killing of one human being by another. Abortion is defined as causing a pregnancy to terminate prematurely. Pregnancy means carrying developing offspring within the body, while offspring means a child of particular parentage.
Therefore is not abortion equivalent to murder?
A Texas law would close as many as one-third of the states murder/abortion clinics and require murder/abortion doctors have admitting privileges at hospitals. Texas Judge Lee Yeakal objects to the law on grounds that women would have an obstacle in their way when seeking to terminate a "nonviable fetus," that is a fetus that would not live after birth.
But how does the judge know the fetus would not live? What are these so-called obstacles? Hospitals are not inaccessible. The judge is dedicated to protecting a woman's so-called "right to choose," he ignores the fact that women have always had the "right to choose" before they become pregnant.
My wife has exercised her "right to choose" dozens of times. Women are fertile only a few days each month. The brain-dead Supreme Court, in its 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, made abortion the only murder for which women cannot be put on trial.