The old medical practice of bleeding sick people was based on the ancient idea that the body contained four substances called "humors." The doctor withdrew blood from the patient to restore the body's balance. But advances in science and medicine have long since proven bloodletting to be wrongheaded and harmful. Looking back, I wonder how intelligent people could have thought that draining an already weak person’s lifeblood would cure him of his ailment. I have hope that advances in medicine could cause future generations to view abortion in a way similar to bloodletting. For example, we now know that an unborn baby isn't just a "blob of tissue." What if technology one day reveals that an unborn baby can feel pain much earlier than previously thought?
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