“We now record fetal heartbeats at 14 days post-conception. We record fetal brainwaves at 39 days post-conception. And I don’t expect you to answer this, but I do expect you to pay attention to it as you contemplate these big issues. We have this schizophrenic rule of the law where we have defined death as the absence of those, but we refuse to define life as the presence of those.”—Hat Tip: The Anchoress — A First Things Blog
– Sen.Tom Coburn, speaking to Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor at confirmation hearing, July 15, 2009.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Defining Death & Life
This is a pro-life argument that I have never though of before. He makes good sense - but Washington does not pay any attention to good sense!
Related news: The Washington Times reports Fetuses Found to Have Memories and Mark Hemingway at The Corner says I Wonder Why NARAL Has No Comment