Jenna Bonner, a med student, writes a great piece on the fetal pain bill. Definitely worth a read:
If we’re gonna do this, let’s do it right, shall we? Why not start off with something nice and contentious, a real juicy issue, like, say… abortion? I’ll probably lose some friends tonight – especially those whom I’ve duped into believing that I am a staunch liberal ;] I may harbor many classically “liberal” views, but this ain’t one of ‘em.
First things first – let me clarify my general position on the issue. Abortion is absolutely wrong, all the time, in every circumstance, without exception. Utterly tragic as rape and incest are, they do not justify the murder of an innocent child. Life begins at conception. Conception means fertilization – the merging of sperm and embryo. These foundational points are not arguable for me – I’ve thought them through and I stand firmly on them.