Pro-choicer Abortion is like pulling up a weed

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.”

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

7wkbaby weed

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

prolifesociety.com weed

abort7w3 weed

This is not like weeding a garden.

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