Did You Notice that the Royal Baby Was Never Called a ‘Fetus’?

Zwinglius Redivivus

It was always called a baby.  Unlike all of those babies subject to the butchery of abortion, this baby was never even considered eligible to fall under that sword so it was never dehumanized by being called a ‘fetus’.

The Atlantic has a telling report on precisely that, here.  It notes

This week, as the U.K.’s Prince William and Kate Middleton were expecting their child at any moment, the impending birth received a galaxy’s worth of media coverage. That the child would be heir to the throne was a motivating factor in all this attention, to be sure. I was interested not only for this reason but for a less-noticed one: Countless media reports bore news about the “royal baby.”

Why was this noteworthy? Because this term, to get exegetical for a moment, was not used to describe the future state of the child—once born and outside of the womb…

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Author: Alex the Less

My education: BA (Bible), M.Div, BBA (HRM). Also, I have been a professional carpenter for about 25 years. Now retired, I have more time to study the bible and write about it.

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