Nursery Crimes

Burnell F. Eckardt, Jr., on the Move from Abortion to Infanticide

It was bound to come to this, though there likely were very few of us who really believed it would when abortion was first deemed ethically permissible by the U.S. Supreme Court on the fateful day of January 22, 1973.

Back then, the most salient pro-life argument, and the easiest to make, was one that demonstrated logically and biologically that the fetus was as much a person as a born, air-breathing baby.