In 1999, Senator Barbara Boxer said in so many words that fully a delivered baby does not have an intrinsic right to life. A baby only has a right to life when its mother decides to take the baby home. Until that time, the fully delivered baby can still be killed so long as the mother decides she wants it killed.
George Will recently called Boxer’s position “slightly modified infanticide.” Boxer took issue with this characterization and fired-back that she had been taken out of context. Newsweek carried the exchange, and you can read the back and forth between Boxer and Will here.
I just want to say that I too have to take issue with Will’s description of Boxer’s view as “Slightly Modified Infanticide.” I don’t think that is fair at all. There is nothing “modified” about it. It’s infanticide.
For those of you who think I have misrepresented Boxer, you can watch and listen to her remarks for yourself.
(HT: Albert Mohler)