Pro-Choice activist compares preborn baby to severed hand

Pro-Choice activist Virginia Ramey Mollenkott writes:

“Anti-abortionists claim that fetal personhood is a biological fact rather than a theological perspective. However, the fetus is human only in the sense that any part of a human body is human: Every cell carries the full genetic code (a severed hand is genetically human, as well, but we do not call it a person)….six hundred million sperm are “aborted” in every masturbation or wet dream.”

Virginia Ramey Mollenkott “Respecting the Moral Agency of Women.” Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights pamphlet

Below: picture of preborn baby at 10 weeks, still in the first trimester. Is he the same as a severed hand?

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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