But if you really want to out-pregnant all the rest, the Daily has your trend: Pregnant woman are Photoshopping sonograms onto their naked stomach glamour-shots. (Picture Demi Moore’s famous and oft-repeated Vanity Fair cover pose. Now picture Demi’s smooth and tanned belly with a fetus on it.)…
But it got us thinking about how the more we treat fetuses like people – including them in our family photo shoots, tagging them on our Facebook walls, giving them their own Twitter accounts – the harder it will be to deny that they are people when the next, say, personhood amendment comes up, with legislators and activists arguing that “the unborn child” inside a pregnant woman’s womb should have the same rights as the living among us….
Still, casually and publicly assigning human attributes to not-yet-human embryos – including an avocado-sized embryo in the family portrait – does not seem like the best way to argue against measures that seek to treat that avocado like a member of our collective American family.
~ Slate article, “Photoshopping a Fetus Onto Your Pregnant Stomach Isn’t Just Tacky, It’s Bad for Women,” June 20
[HT: Kelsey at Secular Pro-Life; photo (click to enlarge) via The Daily]