Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Walker Percy—A View of Abortion with Something to Offend Everybody

Via South Dakota Politics comes this reprint of a Walker Percy essay. One passage in particular struck me (ouch):

Such vexed subjects as the soul, God, and the nature of man are not at issue. What we are talking about and what nobody I know would deny is the clear continuum that exists in the life of every individual from the moment of fertilization of a single cell.

There is a wonderful irony here. It is this: The onset of individual life is not a dogma of the church but a fact of science.


HT to Rufus at Korrektiv.

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