Pro-choice author laments unborn baby pictures

Baby at 20 weeks

From pro-choice author Melody Rose:

The images and language most often wielded by pro-life advocates are vivid and emotional… recent developments in imaging technique certainly have facilitated a reliance on powerful pictures that humanize the fetus in a way not possible two decades ago. Because fetuses now can be seen in intricate detail, opponents of abortion have striking images to use in support of abortion restrictions, despite what these restrictions might mean to women’s health and freedom.”

— Melody Rose, Safe, Legal and Unavailable? Abortion Politics in the United States (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press), 2007, pp. 10 to 11. Reprinted from

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