In “Be active to support a woman’s right to choose,” letter writer Angie King complained of the erosion of the Roe v. Wade decision, guaranteeing women the right to control their own reproductive health.
Let’s look at the moral issue: Is ending the life of a fetus moral?
The pro-choice side believes that the fetus is not a human life and therefore has no intrinsic worth or rights. They believe that it is the right of the mother, under any circumstance, at any time, for any reason, to abort the fetus. The pro-choice side determines the baby’s worth. If the mother wants the baby, then the baby’s worth is priceless. If the mother does not want to give birth, then the fetus is worthless.
Who gives the mother the moral ground to decide the worth of the fetus?
I believe we can agree that once the baby is born, killing the baby is murder. Is it moral to kill the fetus a day before the delivery? A month before? A trimester?
The pro-life side believes the fetus is a separate human being with a beating heart and brain activity.
While it may be legal to have an abortion, is it moral?
Mark Nakamura, San Luis Obispo