To the editor:
What is often referred to as the “secular realm” is for the most part pro-abortion. I have found (a few) exceptions to this a few different times. First is the front cover of Life magazine’s April 30, 1965, edition. This is a stunning photo of an 18-week pre-born child, three weeks gestation older than the 15-week limit in the law in Mississippi, which is the Dobbs v Jackson Supreme Court case, heading for a decision this June.
Second, was a third-season episode called “Fetal Position” of the TV series “House.” Dr. House, who is pro-abortion, operates on a pregnant woman he tried to persuade to have an abortion; the child’s small finger reaches out to grab his finger during the operation, which has a moving effect on him. It is like the real-life example of Samuel Armas, who during fetal surgery to treat his spina bifida, reached out and grab the finger of Dr. Joseph Bruner, even though Samuel and his mother were under anesthesia and could not move.
The last example was episode five, entitled “Dignity,” of the 20th season of the TV series “Law and Order.” The only thing missing was not showing a 3D or 4D ultrasound picture of a pre-born child, which would have moved the abortion discussion from an abstract concept to a real-life fact.
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Father Jim Hewes
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