The Logical Fallacy at the Heart of the Anti-Abortion Movement

I grew up in the pro-life movement. I’m intimately familiar with the imagery and arguments of anti-abortion activists. A friend of mine who had been pro-choice his entire life recently asked me to explain how someone could be so vehemently anti-abortion, a worldview that struck him as so alien, and this is what I told him: it really comes down to two things. The first consists of exposure to grotesque imagery of late-term abortions. Pictures of baby body parts elicit disgust and frame supporters of abortion as barbarians, even if late-term abortions…