cut through all the connecting issues and get to the heart of
the matter in abortion: When does human life begin?
Just as brain death is legally recognized as
human death, brain life should be legally recognized as human
According to at least one of the top
neuroscientists in the world (Times, 8/17/85), it is not
until the 28th week of pregnancy that the fetal brain develops
the capacities for truly human -- I say, soul-searching -- thought, feeling, and awareness.
Therefore, terminating a pregnancy after the 7th
month is killing a brain-alive baby -- who has an inalienable
right to life -- but terminating a pregnancy before the 7th
month is aborting the not-yet-brain-alive fetus (or embryo) of a
pregnant woman -- who has an equally inalienable right to
choose what she will or will not subject her body to.
Like it or not, in the absence of better
evidence to the contrary, we just have to accept this as another
fact of life.