When Is A Child A Person?
There were widespread reports yesterday that the death of an unborn child had brought Victoria’s Christmas road death toll to 12.
Quite right. The child was a person, and its death is a tragic loss.
But what makes this child a person, and another child at the same stage of development an object which is inconvenient, and which can be destroyed and disposed of?
There is no difference in the child – just in the parents’ attitude to it.
Is that all it takes to make one a person, and one not?
I’m with Horton – a person’s a person, no matter how small.