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Pro Abortion Magical Thinking About Dead Fetus

by | Oct 15, 2014


By Wesley J. Smith

Editor’s note. The following is an excerpt from Wesley’s column. We wrote about the same book review of “Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights” yesterday.

hanna_rosinre….Meanwhile, the pro-abortion campaign continues, such as this book review of a pro-abortion book in Slate, the ending of which I found both very sad and telling. From “Abortion is Great,” by Hanna Rosin:

“Several years after I had the abortion, I had a third child. Part of me thinks the shadow aborted child stayed with me and created a space for the last one to be born.”

Whatever it takes to get through the night.

Not that it mattered much:

“Does this mean I was plagued by abortion “regret,” as pro-life activists claim, or haunted by my decision? Of course not. I never felt like I had done something awful. The truth is, I hardly thought about it after I did it, because I was too busy working and raising two small children.”

And here’s a scary thought:

“Having an abortion left me with a sense of what a great power it is to be able to give life but also a sense that I can trust myself to use it carefully.”

It’s always about power to feminists, and the power to bring death is ultimate.

Perhaps the reason Rosin doesn’t regret her abortion is that she conjured magical thinking around the reality of what she has done as a way to keep from thinking about it.

Editor’s note. This appeared on Wesley’s great blog.

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