I felt a profound and unmistakable kinship with the foot and hand in the tray, a kinship so strong it was like the rolling of the sea under my feet[.] … I was surprised by my own sadness, by the sense of loss that I felt[.] … I found it so much easier to be moved by the sight of the disembodied hand the size of a question mark gleaming under fluorescent lights. … In that tiny, naked hand there was the imputation of innocence.

— Author Verlyn Klinkenborg of Harper’s Magazine, 1995, After Viewing the Remains of an Aborted Ten Week Old Child

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A plea to win the hearts of those who choose to dehumanize our development and undermine our right to live.

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