In her letter to the editor (Sunday), Marcia D. Greenberger criticizes the idea of a filibuster against the nomination of Dawn E. Johnsen to the Office of Legal Counsel. Republican senators had been asked to filibuster her nomination because of her radical support of abortion.
I think it is high time to call a spade a spade. The word “abortion” is simply a euphemism for the word “murder.” Killing a fetus is an extreme evil. The word fetus comes from Latin and means “young one.” A uterus is an organ that contains and nourishes an unborn offspring. Life begins at conception. Obviously, if it is a human conception it is a human life that has begun. Even as early as conception, the cells seem to have something analogous to a computer program. Every thing about the person is in the program: the person is either male or female, tall or short, has blond or brown hair, and is always human. It never turns into a cat or dog.
CHARLES J. MCCARTHY