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Perhaps someone could explain this one to me

This is a quote from a December 16th piece appearing in the New York Times Magazine:

I take our Champagne to the window and pop it; we kiss, toasting, “To us.” Emily has only a sip. She doesn’t want to drink while pregnant. “It’s just not something you do,” she says. Even though the pregnancy is scheduled to be terminated in two days, there’s still something — someone? — inside of her she doesn’t want to hurt.

In two days, this woman is going to willingly lie down on her back and the doctor she’s voluntarily hired to do this will be tearing her baby out of her womb in bloody, pulpy pieces.

This woman won’t drink more than a sip of champaign? Because it’s not done? Because, her boy friend conjectures, she doesn’t want to hurt the something (possibly someone) inside her? I’m supposed to believe that she gives one single shit about the wellbeing of her baby?

Please, someone, help me understand.

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2 Responses to “Perhaps someone could explain this one to me”

  1. Craig,
    Well, it’s quite obvious, really, what they mean is…uhm…well, that is to say…uh…what I meant was…uhm…actu ally, I got nothing.

  2. I think she’s wrong. If you’re going to abort an embryo, you may as well get it a little drunk beforehand.

    It’s a silly moral play.


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