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By Josh Hammer, Patriot Post, July 30, 2021

Unborn children are properly understood as “persons,” and homicide laws therefore cannot discriminate by not protecting the unborn.

In the April issue of the conservative journal First Things, the esteemed natural law philosopher John Finnis wrote an essay titled “Abortion Is Unconstitutional.” Finnis’ basic argument was that the traditional conservative or originalist stance on abortion and the infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision — namely, that the Constitution is “silent” on the matter and that it is properly an issue for states to decide among themselves — is both morally insufficient and legally dubious. …

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