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Punishment That’s Cruel But Hardly Unusual

What does capital punishment have to do with abortion? More than you might imagine. Attorneys for condemned California murder-rape convict Michael Morales are reported to be preparing for an important hearing in a U.S. District Court (Judge Jeremy Fogel). They will argue that capital punishment by lethal injection is “cruel and unusual punishment.” For the record, The Center For Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR) opposes this execution but not merely because we believe a particular method of capital punishment is especially barbaric. As an attorney, I know from personal experience how imperfect are even the best systems of criminal justice. For capital

Posted in Abortion Facts

Search and Destroy Downs’ Babies

The following was a letter I submitted to the LA Times: In the Times’ Thursday, November 10, 2005 article headlined “Down Syndrome Seen Earlier With New Test”, I was dismayed to read the bland recitation of “facial features” on which diagnosticians rely to identify and target for extermination a certain class of  unborn children whose intelligence may not meet parental expectations.  I was reminded of the frequency with which racists have stereotyped African American facial features while insulting the intelligence of a race which has long been victimized by genocide.  Facial features were also used to identify Jews in Nazi Germany and the

Posted in Abortion Facts, Special Needs Children

how much longer will we remain silent?

I will use my life to save theirs…