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We must not kill if human life is in doubt

To the Editor:

Richard Lawson, in his letter defending the "pro-choice" position ["No one can be sure when life begins, Feb. 17] misinterprets the position Chris Papineau took in his column ["Abortion is not the answer," Feb. 14], and goes on to state that doubt about a human being's life gives us the right to destroy that human being.

Papineau did not imply that we must assume he is correct, nor did he assert that we have no choice but to believe life begins at conception. Lawson is likely to agree that we must place limits on the right to destroy humans based upon our beliefs. Papineau merely states that human life is so important that these limits must allow no possibility that we are destroying it.

Joseph Reel '91->