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.
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Burnell F. Eckardt, Jr is pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Kewanee, Illinois, and chief editor of Gottesdienst: The Journal of Lutheran Liturgy. He holds a Ph.D. in church history from Marquette University.
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