The case for abortion only holds up to those who believe a person’s value is dependent on how much they are wanted. Nadine Seiler attends a rally in front of the U.S Supreme Court on June 25, 2022, a day after the Supreme Court released a decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization . (Photo by Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images)
“Electrical activity in a group of organizing cells is not a heartbeat”
In the days since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade , I’ve seen a fair number of hysterical posts and tweets, ranging from silly to wildly ignorant. But none of them hold a candle to the post I first quoted, alleging that there is in fact no baby at all, just a group of cells with “electrical activity.”
Far be it from me to point out that that definition applies to every human being, as we are all composed of clumps of cells that function due to electrical activity. Of course, this is not a medical term. Indeed, it was created by a few spin doctors to counter the messaging of the heartbeat bills passing at the state level. Clearly the point here, as in every attempt to dehumanize a category of humanity in order to justify their termination, is to render the unborn child “less than.” It’s quite hard to admit that you’re fine stopping a baby’s heart. Make that baby just a group of cells with electrical activity and suddenly you’re just doing a little mechanical work, not murdering a little one.
Of course, none of us would ever actually use these terms in real life. Earlier this year, when my husband and I were told that our little one had passed away in utero, my doctor did not say, “Oh well, the electrical activity in […]
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