Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Friday, August 31, 2001
Coerced abortions are supposedly illegal, but why should they be if the pre-born child is not human? It's all about the intent of the woman, of course, never the humanity of the baby. If she thinks it's human, it is. If not, then it isn't.
But the real issue here is where our cheap regard for human life has led us. A government official allegedly thinks she can order an employee to have an abortion and a young woman, said to be distraught and suffering physical consequences from the procedure, has one just to keep her job. When the history of abortion is written, there will be worse stories than this one, but this one is bad enough.