Re: [asa] Manhattan Declaration

From: Ted Davis <>
Date: Wed Nov 25 2009 - 18:06:39 EST

I signed it as soon as I learned about it--3 minutes ago. I have to wonder, how many people in the TE category were approached and invited to sign?

I do this, of course, as an individual and not as an ASA officer. I say this only b/c of the fact that this conversation is happening on an ASA-owned list.

I can see where some people might define the sanctity of life in slightly different ways from others. If it means that I would always oppose any act of abortion, under any circumstances, than I myself would not agree with it. I know women, e.g., who had legal abortions long before Roe v Wade, b/c their lives truly were in danger if they carried the child for 9 months. And, I mentioned before on this list the deeply troubling situation faced by many Cypriot women in a given case of a genetically linked illness that terrorizes families. I believe that nearly all abortions are immoral, but that some are morally permissible. With that understanding, I signed it.


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