Walter Hoye

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Nobody Has A Right To Do A Wrong!

In Abortion on September 14, 2008 at 5:34 am

Nancy Pelosi’s comments regarding the doctrines of the Catholic Church [1] as they relate to when a baby gets human rights, reflect the struggle pro-choice proponents have defining human life in the womb.

When Abraham Lincoln debated Stephen Douglas regarding the issue of slavery in the United States, he exposed the faulty logic used by the pro-choice community today.

Abraham Lincoln said: “… when Judge Douglas says, he “don’t care whether slaver is voted up or down,” … he cannot thus argue logically if he sees anything wrong in it … He cannot say that he would as soon see a wrong voted up as voted down.  When judge Douglas says that whoever, or whatever community, wants slaves, they have a right to have them he is perfectly logical if there is nothing wrong in the institution; but if you admit that it [slavery] is wrong, he cannot logically say that anybody has a right to do a wrong.” [2]

Clearly, by definition and by empirical evidence, the human fetus is the product of a human father and a human mother.  If the human fetus is not a human being then what is it?  If the human fetus is a human being then abortion is feticide as it kills an innocent human being.

I believe that killing an innocent human being is immoral and consequently wrong.  I also believe that many people today would agree with me that killing an innocent human being is wrong.

And in the words of Abraham Lincoln, nobody “has a right to do a wrong.”

Without life we have nothing!


  1. Bishops correct Pelosi and Biden on Church teachings on abortion:
    Visit: (Access September 2008)
  2. Political Debates Between Lincoln and Douglas, 1897: Goto: (Access September 2008)