In her pro-choice book, Sarah Weddington, who argued Roe V Wade before the Supreme Court, complained about pro-lifers using photographs of aborted babies. She claims that pro-choicers had photographs of women who died after illegal abortions but chose not to use them. Weddington says:
“We expected the antiabortionists to use grotesque and misleading photographs; they usually did. Some on our side felt we should show graphically the problems that resulted when abortion was illegal. Others argued that we would be sinking to the level of the opposition – a level we disdained – if we did the same. We decided to use reason instead of the pictures.”
Sarah Weddington A Question of Choice (New York: The Feminist Press, 2013 ed.) 86
Setting aside the question of how a photograph depicting reality can be misleading, if the pictures are so “grotesque”, it only means that abortion itself is grotesque. The pictures are an accurate representation of what happens in an abortion. If she thinks the pictures are grotesque, she thinks that abortion is grotesque. But she still supports it.
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