Pregnant Indiana Bank Teller Hurt in Robbery Loses Twins
The young mom suffered complications from the gunshot wound. One twin died in-utero. The other was born alive, then died.
She was five months pregnant -- 20 weeks, well inside the legal limit for elective abortion in every state in the union. But she also loved these babies and wanted them to live.
What was her loss here? Just the idea of motherhood? Potential children? Real children? One potential child and one real child?
To the prolifer, this woman lost two babies. The loss of each child is equally horrible, tragic, and morally significant. To the prolifer, two children lost their lives.
But how do the prochoice see this? Did this woman lose one child or two? Or none, just the potential for a child? Does the wantedness of these children impact what they were? Does where they were when they died change whether they were people or things? Is love like real estate: Location, location, location?
Really. Do tell.
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