“Striking new MRI images show that for twins, sibling rivalry starts early — even before birth,” so states an article and an accompanying video. “Researchers in London were trying to find out more about a rare blood disease that can complicate the pregnancies for women carrying twins, when they captured video of what appears to be two fetuses1 pushing each other as they try to make more room.”
A Huffington Post article describes the unborn twins this way: “Siblings apparently are never too young to be rivals, a video taken from a new high-clarity MRI scan shows.”
The above description is similar to the biblical story of Jacob and Esau:
“But the children struggled together within her; and she said, ‘If it is so, why then am I this way?’ So she went to inquire of the Lord. The Lord said to [Rebekah], ‘Two nations are in your womb; and two peoples will be separated from your body; and one people shall be stronger than the other; and the older shall serve the younger’” (Gen. 25:22–23).
For babies to “struggle,” they have to have consciousness. The fact that Jacob and Esau struggled throughout their lives shows that life is a continuum.
The last thing the pro-abortion movement wants to do is admit that pre-born babies are actually babies and not just “products of conception.” In order for the pro-abortion lobby to maintain the “illusion” of non-life, it must depersonalize the “thing” being aborted.
A similar tactic was used with slaves. They were considered “chattel,” personal property that can be bought and sold as commodities. It’s a common practice that has a long history:
“During the Holocaust, Nazis referred to Jews as rats. Hutus involved in the Rwanda genocide called Tutsis cockroaches. Slave owners throughout history considered slaves subhuman animals. In Less Than Human, David Livingstone Smith argues that it’s important to define and describe dehumanization, because it’s what opens the door for cruelty and genocide.”
“When the Nazis described Jews as Untermenschen, or subhumans, they didn’t mean it metaphorically, says Smith. ‘They didn’t mean they were like subhumans. They meant they were literally subhuman.’”
Livingstone writes: “From the beginning, Hitler and his followers were convinced that the Jewish people posed a deadly threat to all that was noble in humanity. In the apocalyptic Nazi vision, these putative enemies of civilization were represented as parasitic organisms — as leeches, lice, bacteria, or vectors of contagion. ‘Today,’ Hitler proclaimed in 1943, ‘international Jewry is the ferment of decomposition of peoples and states, just as it was in antiquity. It will remain that way as long as peoples do not find the strength to get rid of the virus.’”
In a similar way, preborn babies have been dehumanized. They are described as “products of conception,” “unwanted pregnancies,” “mass of cells,” “blob of protoplasm,” “potential” life, etc.
With 3D and 4D imaging and videos of twins pushing and shoving one another in utero it’s getting harder for the pro-abortionists to maintain the fiction that preborn babies are not, well, preborn babies.
- from the Latin meaning “offspring” [↩]