Pro-choice professor admits a fetus is a person

Judith Jarvis Thompson, pro-choice professor at MIT:

“I am inclined to think also that we shall probably have to agree that the fetus has already become a person well before birth. Indeed, it comes as a surprise when one first learns how early in its life it begins to acquire human characteristics. By the tenth week, for example, it already has a face, arms and legs, fingers and toes; it has internal organs, and brain activity is detectable.”

Judith Jarvis Thompson Rights, Restitutions & Risk (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1968) 1

18 weeks

18 weeks

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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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