So you’d have to mourn every miscarriage, wouldn’t you?

If you were to claim that a foetus was a person:

The world’s youngest mummy has been found in a small Egyptian coffin at a British museum.
The foetus is believed to have been no older than 18 weeks of gestation when it was preserved during an ancient burial ritual.
The discovery reveals ‘just how precious the unborn child was’ to the Egyptians, and how they dealt with miscarriage, historians have said.

As, yes, so dumb our forebears were, none of that wisdom of the ancients, eh?

7 thoughts on “So you’d have to mourn every miscarriage, wouldn’t you?”

  1. It’s truly something that we live in a society where women who suffer miscarriages have ‘reborn dolls’ to unhealthily fixate on, and others who deliberately murder the bastard children they deliberately conceived are celebrated.

    I could see a society that allows the first, until the mother has a child or adopts one, but instead we celebrate both unhealthy practices (especially the one which is truly horrific).

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    Well I agree with the general point, but it does not follow that it shows the unborn was valued. It might have been preserved because it was ripped from its mother’s womb as a sacrifice to Ba’al.

    We tell women not to drink and smoke because it hurts what feminists like Jessica Valenti call the little cancers growing inside them. It is insane.

  3. “We tell women not to drink and smoke because it hurts what feminists like Jessica Valenti call the little cancers growing inside them. It is insane.”

    Could it be possible that women are individuals who all have different wants and desires regarding children?

    In other abortion news:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/05/11/abortion-falls-to-all-time-low-in-developed-countries-but-remains-virtually-unchanged-in-developing-countries/

    Interesting that 3/4s of abortions are by married women.

  4. The overwhelming majority of miscarriages are mourned by the mother, and most also by the father as well as other family members and a few friends.

  5. @DocBud, May 12, 2016 at 1:38 pm
    “The overwhelming majority of miscarriages are mourned by the mother, and most also by the father as well as other family members and a few friends.”

    More accurate: “majority of identified miscarriages are mourned”, in most miscarriages the mother was not aware she was pregnant.

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