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Pro-choicer: Abortion is like pulling up a weed

by | Aug 21, 2017

By Sarah Terzo

Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through August 25. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked over the last ten months.

A pro-abortion teenager says abortion is like pulling up a weed:

“… I really don’t think it could be called murder; I think it’s silly when people go on like that. It’s alive but it’s not an animal or person really yet. It’s like pulling up a weed in your garden… I don’t think that through most of the pregnancy the unborn child really enters into it.”

[From Judith G. Smetana, Concepts of Self and Morality: Women’s Reasoning about Abortion (New York: Praeger Special Studies, 1982) p. 125.]

A preborn baby is a developing human being. By the time most abortions take place, the baby has a heartbeat and brainwaves. Most abortions take place between 7-9 weeks. Below is a picture of a seven week old preborn baby:

After an abortion, the 7 week old child looks like this:


This is not like weeding a garden.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.

Categories: Abortion