Ethicist says preborn baby is equivalent to rapist

Joseph Fletcher, ethicist, justifying abortion in cases of rape:

“The embryo is no more innocent, no less an aggressor or unwelcome invader [than the rapist]!”

Joseph Fletcher Situation Ethics (Philadelphia: the Westminster Press, 1966) 39

9-10 weeks

9-10 weeks

Is this baby as guilty as a rapist?

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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