Abortion: A baby isn’t a baby until you love it

By Sarah Terzo

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes.

unbornbaby9-10-wks1From one woman who had an abortion:

“For me there wasn’t a moral question… I don’t have a problem with this fetus thing, either – if it dies or lives and all this sort of thing. I mean, I don’t ever remember wondering if the fetus thing lives, but I believe that the self is the most important thing…. And I think my friend Jenny said that a baby isn’t a baby until you love it, and I think that that’s a part of it. It wasn’t a person yet. It was a possibility that was on its way, but one that I couldn’t have then.”

Sumi Hoshiko, Our Choices: Women’s Personal Decisions about Abortion (New York: Harrington Park Press, 1993) 95.

Sarah Terzo is a pro-life author and creator of the clinicquotes website. She is a member of Secular Pro-Life and PLAGAL.