Pro-choicer: pro-choice activists are afraid to give any value to babies lost in miscarriages

Pro-choice activist Linda Layne wrote:

“Because antiabortion activists base their argument on the presence of fetal, and even more importantly, embryonic personhood, feminists have studiously avoided anything that might imply or concede such a presence. The fear, in the context of pregnancy loss, is that if one were to acknowledge that there was something of value lost, something worth grieving in a miscarriage, one would thereby automatically accede the inherent personhood of embryos and fetuses.”

Linda Layne Motherhood Lost: A Feminist Account of Pregnancy Loss in America (New York: Rutledge, 2003) 240

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Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life. She lives in NJ.

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