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Science and Personhood

Two points. First, a “massacre” is a set of deliberate actions. The word is inapposite here. The fact that a lot of 95-year-olds die is not an argument for allowing them to be killed. Second, that statistic seems to be an exaggeration — see the penultimate paragraph of this reply to Bailey, for example.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.


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