The screaming of protesters at clinics, pompous white men claiming moral high ground and sanctimonious Popes and preachers are missing their target.
All make the argument the fetus is a human being. That argument is supposed to convince young women not to abort.
Today an article said the ultrasound image should be magnified and shown to pregnant women. Instead of shouting louder, antiabortionists should go analytical, make a hypothetical model of the woman’s mind.
While, obviously, I’ve never been pregnant, I think I have a more accurate assessment of a pregnant woman’s thinking than antiabortionists. I think the pregnant woman does see the fetus as a human in some sense and to her, that’s the problem.
I’ll try a metaphor. If you were in the woods and a grizzly bear appeared in attack mode, you might momentarily think of the bear as a beautiful creature of nature and want it to live. But, you would quickly realize it is a competitor for your life and would kill it.
At certain times in a woman’s life, a fetus is the most welcome gift of her life. At the wrong time, it’s the grizzly bear threatening to take away the life she has worked and hoped for.
A wise abortion opponent would recognize this latter situation and offer assistance to this woman, attempt to make possible both the life hoped for and the child. Countries that want more children do this.
Screaming, “It’s murder”, does not address what’s on her mind.