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It doesn’t seem to make sense to say you once were a sperm or an egg. Does it make sense, though, to talk about yourself before you were born? Did you turn in your mother’s womb or kick when you were startled by a loud noise? Did you suck your thumb? If so, were those your experiences or someone (or some thing) else’s?
I am consistently amazed at the “consistently pro-life,” those who reject capital punishment as a matter of principle (the so-called “seamless garment” argument). Exactly what principle is in play here? Strict “pro-life” consistency requires more than opposition to executions. It requires the Eastern doctrine of ahimsa: harm no living thing, including microbes and mosquitoes.