Eight months before the Roe v Wade decision of the Supreme Court legalizing abortion, Justice Douglas wrote in another decision, called Sierra Club v. Morton:
“The ordinary corporation is a ‘person’ for purposes of the adjudicatory process. So it should be as respects valleys, alpine meadows, rivers, lakes, estuaries, beaches, ridges, groves of trees, swampland, or even air that feels the destructive pressures of modern technology and modern life…With all respect, the problem is to make certain that the inanimate objects, which are the very core of America’s beauty, have spokesmen before they are destroyed.”
Then, in Roe, this same Justice signed on to the majority opinion, saying, “the word person does not include the unborn.”
The unborn are persons. Let us be their spokesmen and keep them from being destroyed.