Have you met people who think that abortion is only wrong in the last trimester? Sadly, some don’t realize that abortion is a grave injustice regardless of how old the baby is in the womb. There are others who aren’t even aware that abortion is actually legal at 9 months. The level of apathy is heartbreaking, and it should compel us all to action.
Because of an email she received, Timmerie debunks the misconception that abortion is not legal throughout all nine months of a woman’s pregnancy in the United States. She points out that states like California, Vermont, and Michigan have constitutional amendments allowing unfettered access to abortion even in late-term pregnancies. Timmerie challenges the argument that abortions mostly occur in the early stages of pregnancy, emphasizing that the size and fragility of the baby should not determine the acceptability of abortion. She criticizes the tendency to justify abortion based on the baby’s level of development and highlights the importance of acknowledging the inherent value of every human life, regardless of age or dependency. A baby is a baby, no matter how small.