The very root of the issue is the legal status of the unborn child. This is an old debate. Whether that child is a person or is a piece of property is the root of the debate.
In our legal system, everything's either one of the two: you're either a person or you're a piece of property. If you're a person, you have rights; if you're a piece of property, you can be done with as your master chooses.
And I believe everyone agrees that the unborn child is alive. And most agree that biologically it is a life, a separate genetic entity. But many will dispute whether it's a person. These may be legal definitions, but that's the way people would define it.
Could you state your view as to whether the unborn child is a person or is a piece of property?
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
I like Sam Brownback
From what I've seen, he's not one of those politicians who's timid about the abortion issue. Here's a question he laid out for John Roberts this morning.