There’s more to this thread by Jill Filipovic, but this tweet is the one getting the most attention. From the side that has replaced women with “birthing persons” is the claim that “unborn child” is an Orwellian term that just makes it impossible to discuss human existence with the necessary complexity. Filipovic asks that journalists please use more scientifically accurate and much more advanced words like “embryo” and “fetus”; as in, “All her friends got together to throw Jill a fetus shower.”

Remember the doctor who told Rep. Mike Johnson that “What makes a person a human being is them being born … That’s why we have birthdays.” Or the abortion advocate who wouldn’t  make a distinction between a baby who’s one hour old and one “8 inches further up the birth canal.” If we follow Filipovic’s direction, we wouldn’t use the term “baby” ever until it was delivered. “What makes a person a human being is them being born.”

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