In a time when opinion seems increasingly identity based and argument reeks of intellectual laziness, Sagan's words and work seem ever more important. In stark contrast to Mr. Sagan¹s writings Mr. Vigliotti's recent commentary concerning abortion and the elderly is hopelessly dogmatic and ill-informed. I don't think that we should treat life frivolously or promote abortion on the grounds of convenience. On that it would seem that Mr. Vigliotti and I agree. That being said, should the right to make such a decision in all cases reside with the government?