We all know this. For the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.
What kind of celebration do you throw for a friend when she announces she’s expecting? A baby shower! What do you ask a mother who looks like she’s about to pop? “When’s the baby due?”
We all know what’s inside the womb. It’s a baby. And even abortion supporters will call it a baby when they let their guard down. Only during political discussions do we use “fetus” or “clump of cells,” and “product of conception.” The rest of the time, no one pretends not to know the unborn are very much human, and very much alive.
Tennis superstar Serena Williams gave another example recently when she posted a pregnancy photo on Facebook which began, “My dearest baby.” News outlets that regularly use dehumanizing terms when abortion comes up reported her words without comment. It’s no surprise.
Look, tools like ultrasound are helpful for showing the humanity of the unborn. But at the end of the day, we all know what abortion kills. And that makes it all the more horrific.