Atheist Christopher Hitchens on abortion

“I do, as a humanist, believe that the concept “unborn child” is a real one and I think the concept is underlined by all the recent findings of embryology about the early viability of a well conceived human baby, one that isn’t going to be critically deformed (or even some that are) will be able to survive outside the womb earlier and earlier, and earlier and I see that date only being pushed back. I feel the responsibility to consider the occupant of the womb as a candidate member of society in the future, and thus to say that it cannot be only the responsibility of the woman to decide upon it, that it’s a social question and an ethical and a moral one. And I say this as someone who has no supernatural belief.”

Hitchens versus Turek debate, September 9, 2008

9 to 10-week-old unborn baby – almost half of all abortions happen at this time or later
9 to 10-week-old unborn baby – almost half of all abortions happen at this time or later
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Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.

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