Jennifer Gunter is an OB/GYN and NYT-contributor who is a strong supporter of abortion. In order to defend the practice of killing unborn babies, Gunter argues that, well, unborn babies aren’t actually unborn babies. They’re just fetuses, which apparently some lower form of life.
A fetus is not a baby.
A fetus is not an unborn or a preborn baby or child.
If your goal is to legislate medical care you have to use medical terminology.
I will fucking call you out each and every time.
— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) October 16, 2019
“A fetus is not a baby. A fetus is not an unborn or a preborn baby or child. If your goal is to legislate medical care you have to use medical terminology. I will f*ck*ng call you out each and every time,” she writes on Twitter.
Sadly for her, conservative commentator Ben Shapiro has a fantastic reply at the ready:
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 17, 2019
In order to prove Gunter wrong, Shapiro quotes the… dictionary, which clearly states that a fetus is “an unborn offspring of a mammal, in particular, an unborn human baby more than eight weeks after conception.”
It’s amazing to see how leftists like Gunter systematically try to rewrite the dictionary. Words lose their meaning with them… and they give other words an entirely new meaning. This is, of course, even what they’ve done with the word “liberal,” which once used to describe actual liberals: the political movement that puts the individual first, and that believes the role of the government is first and foremost to protect the citizens’ individual rights. Or, put rather differently, to protect and guarantee their freedom.
Thankfully, we have a little thing called “a dictionary” to set Gunter and her ilk straight. A fetus is an unborn baby. It’s a word specifically used to describe such a being. If it was born, we’d just call it a baby. But since it’s an unborn baby, we use a different word for it, which just so happens to be “fetus.”
Don’t take my word for it, just check your dictionary (online or the dead-trees sort).