Is Abortion Murder? contains some of the most fatuous reasoning ever presented in favor of abortion.
Daniel C. Maguire starts with a selective bit of "This religious figure said fetuses weren't fully ensouled until X point," so therefore it's hunky dory to slaughter them. He then moves on to display what seems to be a willful ignorance:
Only when [the fetus] is formed could God infuse a spiritual soul. Catholic philosophers Daniel Dombrowski and Daniel Deltete from the Jesuit Seattle University say that modern science would put that at around six or seven months.
Earth to Maguire: The fetus is fully formed at 8 weeks. That's when it officially passes the embryonic stage and enters the fetal stage. Every major structure is present.
He goes back into the "personhood" argument, without any substantiating evidence for why humans, alone of all organisms, aren't fully members of their own species until some arbitrary point.
But here's where he wanders into the realm of the truly asinine:
There may be serious and justifying reasons for killing pre-personal, fetal life. The decision on that belongs naturally to the woman who carries that life. Women have a far better track record than men when it comes to cherishing and protecting life.
The very fact that so many women are undergoing, seeking, advocating, and facilitating abortions is enough to show a pathetic track record for cherishing and protecting life. In the United States, for example, these life-cherishing and life-protecting women kill fully a fifth to a third of the children conceived. The violent men fighting WWII -- including the Nazis, who were slaughtering Jews, Gypsies, and the disabled -- killed fewer than 10% of the people they were bombing, shooting, and gassing. Women are less protective of their own unborn children than an army in wartime is of the freaking enemy.
And even if you don't count the unborn as "life" -- which, by the way, Maguire does -- one writer said very aptly, "That wasn't exactly a candygram that Janet Reno sent to David Koresh." Women are perfectly capable of violence.
Abortion simply proves it.