Alternate title: It's the philtrum, stupid.
Wesley Smith observes: "Meaningless Lump of Flesh Develops Face." And not just a face, but a unique, human face:
For you youngsters, my headline refers to this iconic 70's women's lib tome:
It is undeniable that the growing fetus is his or her own self, too. I guess that's the crux of the problem for abortion fans: they know that that blob is really a person who will require inconvenient nurturing and self-sacrifice for a couple of decades, or at least for the nine months till birth. (There is no shortage of couples who are aching to adopt newborn babies.) But ultimately, in our liberated culture, the developing child's personhood doesn't matter at all, seeing that he is much, much smaller than those who reserve the option to destroy him.
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