Physicist: it is more inhumane to kill a chimpanzee than a baby

In an article in Reason magazine physicist Winston L Duke said the following. This quote is from just before Roe versus Wade, when pro-choicers were first beginning to advocate legalizing abortion:

“It should be recognized that not all men are human… It would seem to be more inhumane to kill an adult chimpanzee than a newborn baby, since the chimpanzee has greater mental awareness.”

Winston L Duke, “The New Biology,” Reason, August 1972  Quoted in Paul B Fowler Abortion: Toward an Evangelical Consensus (Portland, Oregon: Multnomah Press, 1987)36

Is this unborn child less human than an ape?
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Author: TA Smith

Sarah Terzo is a pro-life writer and blogger. She is on the board of The Consistent Life Network and PLAGAL +

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