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By Diogenes (articles ) | Oct 31, 2005

Good piece by George Weigel on the Roe imbroglio, including an excerpt from an essay on abortion politics from Walker Percy's Signposts in a Strange Land:

Picture the scene. A Galileo trial in reverse. The Supreme Court is cross-examining a high school biology teacher and admonishing him that of course it is only his personal opinion that the fertilized human ovum is an individual human life. He is enjoined not to teach his private beliefs at a public school. Like Galileo, he caves in, submits, but in turning away is heard to murmur, "But it's still alive!"

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