Thursday, December 28, 2006
There are many objectionable aspects to the Court's decisions. These include gross errors of fact, law and logic. After pointing out that the key to the entire matter is whether or not the fetus is a "person," the Court stated that, since members of various erudite professions throughout the centuries had differed on the issue, " . . . the judiciary, at this point in the development of man's knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer." Of course if the judiciary is going to refrain from deciding issues because they are issues upon which people disagree, very little will ever be decided by our courts. It is, after all, precisely the function of the courts to resolve important matters upon which there is dis agreement. The above quoted statement of the Supreme Court also seems to be saying that we are in no better position today to answer the question than we have been at any prior time in history. This ignores the remarkable recent advances made by science in the fields of embryology and fetology.