It isn’t news that we live in a time where relationships with our pets have transformed from greatly loved companions to equals. I remember several years ago when ethicist Margaret Somerville warned us at a pro-life gathering that this cultural shift was occurring in the ”intelligentsia.” I didn’t doubt her. Nor did I doubt our rudderless North American culture to be able to reason against the notion that pets are people too.
Are we at the point where pro-lifers must start from scratch and use animal images to stir hearts? To identify when life begins?
So be careful who you share this with. These graphic images come with their own warning and may disturb you. Disturb you because the fuss is reserved for the animal kingdom today, not the pre-born of the human species.
Andrea adds: I am very unhappy to see these animals killed for no reason. People who protest abortion are very often sensitive to a lack of care for the natural world too, myself included. That we should limit our empathy to animals, though, is beyond all reason.by