Journal of Medical Ethics paper argues that pregnancy is a ‘disease’

The manipulation of language has proven to be a boon for the left in advancing an agenda not widely accepted on its face by mainstream Americans, a process that allows them to refer to abortion, which is the killing of an unborn baby, as “health care.”

By determining that a baby is but a clump of cells, they justify killing the unborn child up to the moment of birth. As seen in response to a tweet from conservative Matt Walsh, some have gone so far as to refer to the unborn child as a “parasite” that’s “literally” eating the host from the inside out to justify snuffing out its life:

All of this brings us to a Journal of Medical Ethics paper pushed online by associate editor Brian D. Earp, Ph.D., titled: Is pregnancy a disease? A normative approach.

“In this paper, we identify some key features of what makes something a disease, and consider whether these apply to pregnancy,” the authors begin. “We argue that there are some compelling grounds for regarding pregnancy as a disease. Like a disease, pregnancy affects the health of the pregnant person, causing a range of symptoms from discomfort to death.”

“Like a disease, pregnancy can be treated medically,” the paper continued. “Like a disease, pregnancy is caused by a pathogen, an external organism invading the host’s body. Like a disease, the risk of getting pregnant can be reduced by using prophylactic measures.”

Earp was quick to delete his tweet in response to the backlash, stressing that he does not agree with “the direction the authors took the argument,” as seen in the exchange below:

(For the record, “modus tollens” is a rule of implication that means a conclusion can be inferred from its premises but may not be logically equivalent to those premises — if A is true, B is true; but B is false; therefore A is false.)

Earp is based at the University of Oxford in England and he plugs his “next” book in his online bio, which is titled: Their Body, Their Choice: Sex, Gender, Genital Cutting, and the Child’s Right to Bodily Integrity.

As for the backlash, here’s a quick sampling of some of the responses from X:

Tom Tillison


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