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Jack Sisson's Life Ethics Blog

We must find new ways through many ethical issues, especially regarding bioethics, medical ethics, and criminal justice. Jack Sisson's 'Life Ethics' blog focuses on numerous areas of concern, including the philosophical and ethical dilemmas surrounding stem-cell research, abortion, medical research, and health care.

A column in yesterday's edition of the Springfield, MO, News-Leader began:

Two recent letters, "Tax deduction for fetus needed," March 27, and " Let's be clear on everyone's rights," March 28, use seemingly tongue-in-cheek suggestions as evidence that illegalized abortion is absurd.

In reality, these suggestions and more like them are valuable. That expectant mothers be allowed to claim their unborn children as tax deductions and that citizens of states who have illegalized abortion be allowed (or required) to add 9 months to their age warrant closer examination.
These examples reminded me of one of Jack's favorite suggestions -- put fetuses on welfare. His rationale is simple: if a fetus is a human being, and a mother is already claiming existing children for welfare, then W, put your money where your mouth is and support those fetuses. It's the "human-life-begins-at-conception" thing to do.

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