Abortion as genocide is true, accurate

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Re: “Getting to the bottom of free speech”
Feb. 12, 2009

To the editor:
Although I disagree with using the Holocaust to compare with abortion to illustrate the point, I have to defend the fact that abortion is indeed genocide.

According to dictionary.com, genocide is the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political or cultural group. Abortion is “the deliberate and systematic extermination” of unborn children. That part cannot be denied. The part I assume you take issue to is defining a “cultural group.”

According to Wikipedia, “a cultural group is a self-defined group of people who share a commonality of cultural experience. Cultural groups may be defined by many types of commonality, such as ethnicity, religion, or physical commonality, as seen in deaf culture.”

Unborn babies share a physical commonality; they have not yet exited their mother’s womb. So indeed the term genocide could be used accurately to describe abortion. If you still do not think so please explain your reasoning to me.
" Benjamin Lenders
Mechanical Engineering IV

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