Thursday, March 30, 2006



O Lord, how manifold are thy works : in wisdom hast thou made them all

But things go wrong:

Egyptian baby born with extra head dies a year after surgery
Requiescat in pace Manar Maged

Fœtus in fœto (more)

The first case is a tough one: when is the second head another person? Slate tried to crack wise about it calling it ‘pro-life gridlock’. Ha ha. Not really. Maybe she (the second head) had emotions like animals but wasn’t a person. But if she was sentient it was the taking of a life but not a murder because of double effect, to save the head that could live independently otherwise both would die.

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