Richard Sanders’ April 3 letter, Punish the mothers, points out the logic of punishment for a hypothetical illegal act.
I would point out the logic, or the illogic, involved in not treating pre-birth life and post-birth life as morally equivalent. My problem is always the one of the slippery slope. Killing after the moment of birth is indisputably murder and should be punished. But where is the line drawn before that moment? Give me a particular time and I'll ask about the day before.
Just when is it an unacceptable, illegal murder and when is it an acceptable, legal abortion?
John Goehl, Biscayne Park
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