Abortion Activist Amanda Marcotte Calls Unborn Baby a “Lentil-Sized, Brainless Embryo”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 14, 2018   |   3:16PM   |   Washington, DC

Four years ago, abortion activist Amanda Marcotte made some of the most egocentric and self-centered comments I’ve ever seen from a leading proponent of abortion.

I saw these comments again today and they reminded me of the common misconception and accusation that abortion advocates make about people who are pro-life. The false argument goes something like this: pro-life people only care about unborn babies and they don’t care about people after they are born.

Take a few minutes to read Amanda Marcotte comments. Although they are 4-years old, they still ring true today as representative of both her egotistical pro-abortion thinking and the mindset of the abortion movement in general.

Marcotte specifically admits that she is so self-obsessed and self-serving that she lacks any consideration for others. She is clearly concerned only with her own personal profit or pleasure. Marcotte has a clear inability to see beyond self and to support or appreciate the needs of others. She admittedly engages in moral decision-making based upon her own self gain.

And when you read these comments, ask yourself the questions: How can anyone make an accusation that pro-life people don’t care about anybody after birth when Macotte doesn’t care about anyone but herself? How can pro-abortion people accuse pro-life people of not caring about anyone after birth when the entire abortion activist mindset is the most selfish and self-centered mindset of all?

So if anyone ever accuses you of not caring about people after they are born, show them these comments from one of the top abortion activists in the entire country. No one needs to even attempt to accuse Amanda Marcotte of not caring about of anybody else. She says so herself:

“I don’t particularly like babies. They are loud and smelly and, above all other things, demanding. No matter how much free day care you throw at women, babies are still time-sucking monsters with their constant neediness. ….

No matter how flexible you make my work schedule, my entire life would be overturned by a baby. I like my life how it is, with my ability to do what I want when I want without having to arrange for a babysitter. I like being able to watch True Detective right now and not wait until baby is in bed. …. I don’t want a baby. I’ve heard your pro-baby arguments. Glad those work for you, but they are unconvincing to me. Nothing will make me want a baby.”

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“Adoption? F— you, seriously. I am not turning my body over for nine months of gaining weight and puking and being tired and suffering and not being able to sleep on my side and going to the hospital for a bout of misery and pain so that some couple I don’t know and probably don’t even like can have a baby. I don’t owe that couple a free couch to sleep on while they come to my city to check out the local orphans, so I sure as s–t don’t owe them my body. I like drinking alcohol and eating soft cheese. I like not having a giant growth protruding out of my stomach. I hate hospitals and like not having stretch marks.”


This is why, if my birth control fails, I am totally having an abortion. Given the choice between living my life how I please and having my body within my control and the fate of a lentil-sized, brainless embryo that has half a chance of dying on its own anyway, I choose me.

From Amanda Marcotte, “The Real Debate Isn’t About ‘Life’ But About What We Expect Of Women.” Raw Story March 14, 2014.