Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
The grim anniversary echoes "the despair the poet William Wordsworth so eloquently expressed 'A simple child/That lightly draws its breath/And feels its life in every limb/What should it know of death!"
The bishops of Canada's largest province have issued a document on Catholic social teaching that highlights the right to life as "the basic human right," but there's still concern that it doesn't go far enough.
In general, it seems that authoritarian types are especially the ones still demanding the imposition of very heavy financial, population control and other burdens on the people of the world in the name of saving the earth.