By Grazie Christie

I had an eye-opening conversation recently with an acquaintance of mine, a professor of environmental science. I had expressed my opinion that late-term abortion is a barbaric procedure and asked what she thought. “I’m sorry,” she said with discomfort, “I can’t agree with you.  You see, I’m a scientist so, of course, I’m pro-choice.”

Taken aback, I responded: “Oh! I’m a scientist, too – a physician. So, of course, I’m pro-life.”

That, as you might imagine, ended our conversation.  But it left me thinking:

My pro-choice acquaintance thinks she commands the scientific high ground. Is she correct? Does a firm grasp of science tend to move us toward acceptance of abortion? Or away?

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