Pro-choicer: unwillingness to “humanize” the fetus turns people off to the pro-choice position

Pro-choice author Bertha Alvarez Manninen wrote:

“I focus on the concerns of women who either have obtained abortions or support women’s ability to choose to do so, and yet regard fetuses as deserving of respect.

This sentiment is increasingly prevalent among the younger pro-choice generation, and it is vital that the pro-choice community defend abortion in a manner that will resonate with them. Contrary to the worry that doing so will adversely affect abortion rights, the unwillingness to humanize the fetus is turning people away from the pro-choice community.”

Bertha Alvarez Manninen Pro-Life, Pro-Choice: Shared Values in the Abortion Debate (Nashville, Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Press, 2014) 6

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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 Network. She lives in NJ.

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