This letter, by one Thomas Ross of Calgary, longs for the day when people will begin “thinking rationally.” Here’s his view now:
A seed is not a plant. An egg is not a chicken. A fetus is not a human. A fetus does not become a living human until after birth when it takes its first breath of air. Before that, it is a parasite living in its mother’s environment and feeding off of her nutrients. You cannot murder something that is not living; that would be like if I stabbed a pop can and was arrested for assault. I long for the day when people realize it is not their business to tell others what they can and can’t do in their lives, and start thinking rationally. Sadly, I think we will all be long gone before anything like that happens.
Thomas Ross, Calgary
I cannot tell a lie: I laughed out loud when I hit the “thinking rationally” part.by