With the subject of abortion ever on my mind these days, I recently tweeted, “We’re told that ‘fetus’ is just the proper term for the baby while in the womb. Why, then, doesn’t a pregnant woman say to her husband, ‘Honey, the fetus is kicking a lot today,’ or, ‘I heard the fetus’s heartbeat at my doctor’s appointment’?”
For many years now, abortion activists have been careful to use the word “fetus” rather than “baby,” since it’s a lot easier to abort a fetus than to kill a baby. To humanize the baby in the womb is to give it feelings, to give it value, to give it personhood. And that is the abortion industry’s worst nightmare. The fetus must not be seen as a helpless little person.
It (rather than she or he) is a clump of cells. A mass of tissue. A tumor. Nothing human about it.
As for what is left after the abortion, one cannot speak of baby parts. Rather, the clinical term “P.O.C.” is used, standing for Products of Conception.
The Nazis would be proud.
In reality, however, the fetus is simply an unborn baby.
It doesn’t become a baby when wanted but is only a fetus when unwanted, anymore than a black man becomes a human when he’s your neighbor but is subhuman when he’s your slave.
Deep down, we all know this, which is why a wife doesn’t say to her husband, “Honey, I just found out I’m pregnant. We’re having a fetus!”
No, she says, “We’re having a baby!”, and it’s a baby from that moment until birth.
Only when the baby is unwanted and targeted for death does the terminology change. Only then is it a “fetus.”
That’s why the counselor in the Planned Parenthood clinic does not say to the pregnant young woman, “At 8 weeks your child doesn’t feel any pain.”
Instead, she explains, “The fetus feels no pain at 8 weeks.”
That sounds so much better!
And this has nothing to do with viability. For the abortionist, at 32 weeks that baby is still a fetus.
In response to my tweet, N4Del wrote, “Well we all know that the liberals dehumanize the baby by calling it a fetus in order to make easier for them to murder it.” As expressed by DC, “How do you isolate ‘wanted’ from ‘unwanted’? Baby vs fetus. Fetus gives distance…detachment. Baby brings hope, excitement & attachment.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Brown