The fetal heartbeat bills recently adopted in several states are strategic efforts intended to provoke the attention of the United States Supreme Court to confront the logic of the Roe v. Wade decision.
The passage of these bills has also provoked a very revealing public conversation. Notably, Christine Quinn—active in New York city politics over the years, said on CNN, “When a woman is pregnant, that is not a human being inside of her.”
Whatever the inhabitant of the womb is, according to Christine Quinn, “it’s not a human being.”
Because, if it were, pro-abortion advocates would then have to recognize the personhood of that being and recognize his or her rights.
The only significant moral agent when it comes to those who are representing the pro-choice position is the woman. The baby simply doesn’t exist.
Christine Quinn’s horrifying comment has at least achieved one thing, moral clarity, and we should at least note that.