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Re: Steele

By on 2.10.06 | 4:00PM

"Is the destruction of an embryo less horrific than the murder of an adult?" Yes, to me it is.

I don't expect to reconcile our moral assumptions here. But Steele was speaking before a Jewish group, where the horror of the Holocaust is viscerally felt and the primacy of life after birth, far from being a "current fad," is part of an ancient tradition (Jewish law requires abortion if necessary to save the life of the mother). He was right to apologize.

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