Washington Post columnist Kate Cohen declared she would rather have been aborted than infringe on her mother’s “freedom” in a Wednesday opinion piece.
Under the headline “‘How would you feel if your mother had aborted you?’ Easy. I’d feel nothing,” Cohen claimed it’s nonsensical to compare fetuses to humans.
"‘How would you feel if your mother had aborted you?’ Easy. I’d feel nothing."
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) December 16, 2021
“Reasonable people can disagree about when a developing fetus has rights that must be considered. And people who are happily pregnant might assign complete personhood to a pea-size clump of cells from the moment the pregnancy is confirmed. But how we feel about that clump is not the same as how it feels,” she wrote.
- “If I had to choose between my potential existence and my actual mother’s freedom? That’s easy. I’d choose my mother’s freedom every time.”
FOLLOW THE SCIENCE
Studies have shown fetuses may feel pain as early as 22 weeks.