How debased is the English language, as it relates to politics in the US today?
The Democrats are chanting in unison that a bill regulating abortion is “extreme”.
No shock there.
What’s “extreme” is that it would ban abortion of fetuses after the 20th week of gestation.
20 weeks. Five months. Over halfway there.
More importantly, long after pain is known to register with the “fetuses” – and exactly two weeks earlier than children have survived premature delivery.
When the “fetus” is fully formed in every particular; just not developed quite enough to survive on its own yet; 22 weeks involves working medical miracles; 24 weeks is difficult as hell and touch and go – but doable.
Note to infanticide supporters; say what you will about a “woman’s right to choose” – but when the “choice” involves something that is physically as well as morally indistinguishable from “a baby”, you’re not making any friends outside your echo chamber, provided they know what the actual story is. Barring abortion of a “fetus” that is two weeks away from being a viable human being is not extreme. Allowing it certainly is.