So Edwin Odom believes that allowing abortion creates “a culture of death” (“How do we so glibly tolerate this culture of death?”)?
How about black-market abortions or “coat hanger” abortions? Those frequently resulted in the deaths of actual women, not potential human beings.
Mr. Odom is certainly entitled to his opinion, which is based on his religious beliefs. I’m still waiting to see a valid argument against abortion that is not. And don’t give me that claptrap about abortion causing pervasive guilt or breast cancer (completely debunked). A woman who has been raped or molested or who simply cannot support a child is likely to have much more severe psychological and/or financial problems if she continues the pregnancy. She, and only she, should decide whether to allow a potential life to develop into a baby.
I do pay attention to science, so I’m happy to consider changes that occur in the age of viability for birth that medical advances will bring. That’s the only change to the Roe v. Wade decision should be considered.
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