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letters | looking for some imagination in our politics

If only more empathy extended to the unborn

Simon Waxman’s March 23 op-ed “Where’s the political imagination?” pays tribute to the power of imagination in politics, in its capacity to let us empathize with people of other conditions. Can we go further than to walk in the shoes of those of other races, religions, or sexual orientations? Can we extend imagination to unborn children, in their claims to protection?

We were all once the size of our thumbs. Can we ask ourselves: Would we have wanted to be aborted?

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Some people think this is the wrong question. I think it’s the only question.

Tom Griffith


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