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Monday, March 01, 2010
On Right to Life vs. Quality of Life
"If someone lacks the functional criteria of a "quality" life, he lacks personhood and the right to life. I find this ethic more terrifying than the ethic of the Mafia, for the Mafia at least do not rationalize their assassinations by inventing a new ethic which pretends that the people they want to kill are not people. I would feel more comfortable conversing with a hired killer than with an abortionist, for an abortionist is also a hired killer, but pretends not to be."
--Dr. Peter Kreeft, Ph.D, Prof. of Philosophy, Boston College
From the writings of Dr. Kreeft, "Personhood Begins at Conception": http://www.peterkreeft.com/topics-more/personhood.htm