Woman calls her aborted baby her “son”

A woman had a D&E abortion because her child had severe kidney problems and would’ve needed dialysis or a transplant. However, she feels the aborted baby was her son and gets angry when pro-choice friends have trouble with that term:

“Opponents of abortion may argue that terminating my pregnancy violated our baby’s human rights …The more surprising and hurtful responses, however, have been from people like my staunchly pro-choice friend who told me that she was jarred by my use of the word son to describe our fetus, as though the moral basis for abortion depends on denying the fetus any semblance of humanity, no matter how close it is to the point of viability, no matter how the woman herself chooses to define her relationship to the fetus.”

Phoebe Day Danziger “A Peaceful DeathSlate FEB. 5 2014

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Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.
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