When Rep. Chris Taylor took to the floor of the Wisconsin Assembly on July 9, she broke perhaps the most inviolable rule of the abortion movement. In a speech opposing a bill that implemented a ban on abortions 20 weeks after fertilization, Taylor, a former policy director for Planned Parenthood, said the only women that could now have abortions would be “women who have very sick babies.” In a heartfelt moment in which she recounted her own pregnancy troubles, Taylor said at the 18-week mark of her last pregnancy, she feared she had “lost another baby.”
“Baby,” she said.
Of course, we all know that in abortion lexicon, a fetus cannot be considered a “baby,” because ending a “baby’s” life is far less palatable than, say, “terminating a fetus.” Abortion advocates often denigrate human life by calling the child a “clump of cells” or an “embryo.”
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