Courting Disaster: Right to a Dead Baby? by William H. Perkins, Jr.

Courting Disaster: Right to a Dead Baby?

A Sidebar in Jack Wade Nowlin’s “A Case of Supreme Temptation”

by William H. Perkins, Jr., for the Baptist Press, October 6, 2000

We live in a confused nation. During the same week the federal government approved the hemorrhagic drug regimen RU 486 for abortion—something it was never intended to do—pro-lifers were able to push the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act (HR 4292) through the US House of Representatives.

If the bill is also passed by the US Senate and signed by the president, HR 4292 would establish in federal law the concept that a human being living anywhere outside its mother’s womb is lega . . .