How many women have experienced morning sickness during their pregnancy, and yet an outspoken abortionist implied last week that it is reason enough for women to abort their unborn babies.
The abortionist, Leah Torres, has made a number of outrageous comments defending abortion online. Last week, she responded to pro-life leader Lila Rose of Live Action, who was sharing facts about fetal development.
“By 6 weeks: Heart is beating, liver and kidneys form,” Rose wrote. “Babies in the 1st trimester are amazingly complex!”
By 6 weeks: Heart is beating, liver and kidneys form
By 7 weeks: Responds to touch, has fingers and toes, has her own ovaries
By 8 weeks: Is right or left handed, moves around
By 10 weeks: Has fingerprints, yawns, sucks thumb
Babies in the 1st trimester are amazingly complex!
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) September 19, 2018
Torres responded with her own list of what many mothers experience during pregnancy.
“By 6 weeks: she’s nauseated, may not be able to keep anything down,” she wrote. “Oh, does she not matter?”
By 6 weeks: she’s nauseated, may not be able to keep anything down
By 7 weeks: more nausea and vomiting
By 8 weeks: now she’s in the hospital getting IV hydration and meds. She misses her kids and partner at home
Oh, does she not matter? https://t.co/onySLrKRq1
— Leah Torres, MD (@LeahNTorres) September 19, 2018
Torres’ larger point seemed to be that pro-life advocates do not care about women. It’s a popular pro-abortion talking point, but it is not true. Pro-life advocates think the mother and unborn child both deserve care, respect and protections under the law.
This is just deflection from Rose’s point, though. Abortion activists struggle to confront the fact that a unique, living human comes into being at the moment of conception, that their heart begins beating around six weeks of pregnancy or that they already show signs of being right or left handed around eight to ten weeks.
Scientifically, it is clear that an abortion kills a human life, and struggles like morning sickness and “missing her kids” are not justification for killing a human being, much less one’s own child.