Re: E-Prime -an interesting article

Brian D Williams (
Tue, 12 Oct 1999 08:12:16 -0700 (PDT)

From: "M. E. Smith" <>

>Molloy went on to respond to the sentence:

>"A fetus is a human.".

>His response was redundant in that he used arguments
>already well known in the E-prime issue. He did not
>respond to my point that someone could just as easily

>"A fetus has the same rights as a human.",

>my obvious point being that by shifting to E-prime,
>the argument has not changed very much, hardly at all.
>So, again, the value of advocating E-prime seems

Non E-prime but essential:

Humans do not have rights, citizens have rights.

A fetus is not a citizen.


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