Monday, August 16, 2010

'Person' language used to exclude, justify killing

"When we question whether someone is a person, it is because we want to kill him. We do this with our enemies in wartime, or with anyone we would like to enslave or exploit. Before we can feel comfortable treating others this way, we have to expel them from the human community. But there's just no logical reason to expel the unborn."

-- Frederica Mathewes-Green, National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" (January 21, 1998)