Not Just Semantics

Gandy, Kim
January 2007
National NOW Times;Winter2007, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p4
The author discusses the importance of semantics in the case of fetal personhood, and reflects on the reversal of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Roe v. Wade, the case which legalized abortion in the U.S. She pointed out that if their opponents can convince the Supreme Court that a fetus should be recognized as a person under the U.S. Constitution, then abortion will become an act of murder in every state. The progress of the U.S. administration in the case of fetal personhood is discussed.


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