Sarah Weddington: Pro-Choice activists have no visuals to rival pro-lifers

Pro-abortion attorney Sarah Weddington, who successfully argued Roe vs. Wade before the Supreme Court, says in her book that the pro-choice movement had nothing powerful enough to counter the pictures of aborted babies that pro-life activists show:

“Pro-choice groups such as NARAL worried about the tactics of the opposition; according to one NARAL mailing, “Rational arguments have limited impact against the opposition’s emotional frenzy. It is time to meet shock with shock.” But advocates of choice never came up with symbols as powerful as the opposition’s.”

Sarah Weddington A Question of Choice (New York: The Feminist Press, 2013 ed.) 192

She is really saying that the emotional impact of pictures of aborted babies is powerful and hard for pro-choicers to argue against. Although pro-choicers claim they are using “rational arguments” all the rational-sounding, euphemistic words that pro-choicers use to deny the true nature of abortion are ineffective against the reality shown in the photos.

Pro-choicers have no visual aides as striking as what pro-lifers can show. They have no good visual rebuttal to the photos and can only accuse people who show them of engaging in an “emotional frenzy.”

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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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