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Pro-choice author: pro-choicers must “humanize” the fetus

by | Sep 2, 2021

A pro-choice author wrote the following in an introduction to her book on abortion, published in 2014:

“I focus on the concerns of women who either have obtained abortions or support women’s ability to choose to do so, and yet regard fetuses as deserving of respect.

“This sentiment is increasingly prevalent among the younger pro-choice generation, and it is vital that the pro-choice community defend abortion in a manner that will resonate with them.

“Contrary to the worry that doing so will adversely affect abortion rights, the unwillingness to humanize the fetus is turning people away from the pro-choice community.”

Bertha Alvarez Manninen,  Pro-Life, Pro-Choice: Shared Values in the Abortion Debate (Nashville, Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Press, 2014)p. 6.

A human fetus is human, whether pro-choice activists “humanize” him or not. Manninen’s words show that people are ambivalent about abortion and the status of pre-born babies.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission. Sarah Terzo is offering a short, free pro-life eBook that exposes the pro-choice movement. Click here to get it.

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