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.
Animals, especially those that are threatened or endangered, deserve our care and protection. But we must not close our eyes to humanity-to life that grows within a woman's womb. Defenseless babies are regularly killed and discarded without much thought or concern. It is time to stop their slaughter.