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A Peek Behind the Curtain of Pro-Choice Mental Gymnastics

by | Apr 17, 2024

By Kelsey Hazzard, Board President, Secular Pro-Life

In a recent NPR article touting the promise of artificial womb technology to help premature infants, I came upon a telling quote:

“I am absolutely pro the technology because I think it has great potential to save babies,” says Vardit Ravitsky, president and CEO of The Hastings Center, a bioethics think tank.

But there are particular issues raised by the current political and legal environment.

“My concern is that pregnant people will be forced to allow fetuses to be taken out of their bodies and put into an artificial womb rather than being allowed to terminate their pregnancies — basically, a new way of taking away abortion rights,” Ravitsky says.

Let’s break this down, because it’s important for us to understand the pro-abortion psyche.

First, watch how quickly Ravitsky’s language shifts from “babies” for those whose parents want them to live, to “fetuses” for those whose parents want them to die.

Dehumanization is a crucial element of the so-called abortion rights project.

Note, also, the bizarre misuse of the phrase “terminate their pregnancies” in this context. A transfer to an artificial womb would, of course, terminate the pregnancy. Ravitsky really means “terminate the life of the baby” and is using the standard euphemism without thinking it through.

The concern that “pregnant women will forced to allow fetuses to be taken out of their bodies and put into an artificial womb” is especially revealing. Fetuses come out of their mother’s bodies in every possible scenario. The question is will they come out alive, in one piece? It’s the baby’s survival that they find objectionable, not merely his or her presence in the mother’s body.

The mask keeps slipping.

As we’ve pointed out many times before, artificial wombs pose a huge problem for the abortion industry because bodily autonomy was never the real issue. Abortion is about the right to a dead baby.

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