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By Diogenes (articles ) | Nov 23, 2006

James Taranto takes a look at the Daily Mail's photos of Other Mammals in the womb and makes the following apposite remark:

The unborn elephant, shown at the link, is quite something to see. By contrast, as we all know from reading the newspapers, there is no such thing as an unborn human being. We develop by a little-understood process in which a clump of cells, similar to a tumor or a fingernail, miraculously becomes a baby at the moment the entire clump is exposed to air.

Now there's a man who knows his obstetrics.

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  • Posted by: voxfem - Nov. 27, 2006 9:59 PM ET USA

    Sir William, That link is absolutely unbelievable. How long will people persist in these absolutely illogical statements? They can't be considered thought processes because there is no evidence of any thinking going on. Our Confirmation class will be discussing morality soon and I plan on bringing up this report as there are some kids who have been indoctrinated with the world view.

  • Posted by: Italiana - Nov. 23, 2006 7:07 PM ET USA

    They didn't practice elephant contraception? The Orlando Sentinel had an article about elephant contraception. (Really. They did. I swear.) They zoom a plane over a male elephant, head him into a canyon, leap out after shooting him with a sleep dart, & take 2 hours to perform an elephant vasectomey. They say it's better that way because in an elephant family, the teenage male elephants get mad if they don't have a father-figure. So it's better just to not have any elephants at all.

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Nov. 23, 2006 3:54 PM ET USA

    Everyone Please Ignore the Elephant In The Womb.

  • Posted by: Sir William - Nov. 23, 2006 12:18 PM ET USA

    One better: According to certain judges, it isn't even a baby if it hits the air and cries - it is a 'human being' only after its placenta and umbilical detaches from the mother. So if its mother drowns it in the toilet while its placenta & umbilical cord is still within her body, it isn't murder. http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=34900

  • Posted by: Gino - Nov. 23, 2006 10:36 AM ET USA

    I hope our "Catholic" pro abortion Senators will look at these pictures and realize that babies deserve a chance to live. We pray that they will see the truth; they are enabling the killing of innocents. I do not hold out much hope; their political skin seems more of a concern than murdering babies!

  • Posted by: frjimc - Nov. 23, 2006 10:19 AM ET USA

    Actually, in the eyes of the pro-aborts, it's even more astounding than that. You see, by a little-understood process that clump of cells becomes a "baby" in utero ONLY IF AND WHEN the host-body (mother) WANTS it to be so. And if she changes her mind, "it" reverts to being just a clump of cells, similar to a tumor or a fingernail. So it's not a chemical reaction involving air; it's an ontological reaction involving the desires of another. Who says the pro-aborts don't believe in miracles?

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