More Wisdom From Fiorella Nash

Fiorella Nash

The notion that the unborn should be treated alternately as a baby or a mass of tissue dependent entirely upon whether or not the pregnancy is wanted may be intended as a way of supporting a woman’s bodily autonomy, but this unscientific shifting of language unwittingly reinforces a misogynistic stereotype of women as shallow and childish, whose whims and fancies need to be humoured regardless of the facts: She wants an abortion; therefore let us call it a fetus to spare her feelings. She wants the baby, well let’s call it a baby then; she’ll like that.

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