...But wait: Women were not "legal persons" until 1929. That didn't mean that before 1929 their husbands had the right to kill them.
And as for the other predictable moral laundering gambit -- that mother and fetus are one person because their biological systems operate symbiotically -- well, the same is true of Siamese twins, indisputably two human beings. If one is murdered, and the other dies in consequence, should only one charge be laid?
- And if someone is going to try to argue that the Siamese twins are symbiotic while the maternal-fetal relationship is parasitic, I'm sure we can come up with some Siamese twin examples where one twin was much more dependent on the other for use of major organs and blood supply.
On the other hand, I don't believe we need to prove personhood in order to be able to support a woman's right to complete her pregnancy.
Barbara Kay also references Suzanne's excellent op-ed in Monday's Post.
Should be interesting to see how Zerbisias responds.