By Sarah Terzo
Pro-Choice activist Virginia Ramey Mollenkott writes:
“Anti-abortionists claim that fetal personhood is a biological fact rather than a theological perspective. However, the fetus is human only in the sense that any part of a human body is human: Every cell carries the full genetic code (a severed hand is genetically human, as well, but we do not call it a person)….six hundred million sperm are “aborted” in every masturbation or wet dream.”
Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, “Respecting the Moral Agency of Women.” Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights pamphlet.
Below: picture of preborn baby at 10 weeks, still in the first trimester. Is he the same as a severed hand?
Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.