Famous author Walker Piercy opposed abortion

Walker Piercy, doctor and well-known author, said:

“Any doctor can tell you that an unborn child is fully human. There is no difference between a child five minutes before birth and five minutes after birth. What about a month before birth? Same. How about eight months? How about one day after conception? Sure. It’s a separate organism. Any doctor will tell you that it’s all standard biology: the fetus is a separate genetic structure, a separate immune system… A separate creature.”

The Register, January 11, 1989 (Santa Ana, California)

Quoted in Oliver Trager Abortion: Choice & Conflict (New York: Facts on File, 1993) 114

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Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.

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