Brit Hume On The Moral Case For Defending Life

Demonstrators assembled in Washington DC, on the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, to oppose abortion on demand and the court decision that enabled it. Fox News Political Analyst Brit Hume delivered a passionate commentary about it.


The 41st anniversary of the day the Supreme Court found that a generalized right to privacy it had basically invented, meant that a woman has a constitutional right to snuff out an unborn life, a human being with the beating heart.

That’s what a fetus as young as six weeks is.  Small wonder these protester still come every year to register their continuing objections.

Some estimates are that as many as 55 million abortions, 55 million, have occurred since the court acted. In that time, science has given us an ever clearer picture of just how much of a baby a fetus is.

At 20 weeks we now know these tiny creatures can hear, even recognize a mother’s voice. Their toenails are growing and their hearts beat loud enough to be heard by stethoscope.

The moral case for allowing such beings to be killed grows ever weaker and it’s advocates resort to evermore absurd euphemisms to describe what they support.

They’re not really pro abortion they’ve long said, they’re pro-choice.  This isn’t about killing unborn babies, it’s about reproductive health.  And the biggest chain of abortion clinics in the country refers to itself as Planned Parenthood.  In 2012 this organization says it carried out “abortion procedures” 329,445 times. Whatever that number represents it’s not parenthood. These protesters here today understand that there’s something deeply false and wrong about all this.

They come each year to remind the rest of us.