From an article born of some comments on another article – a comment that deserves some extra love! (Read the entire article, it’s an excellent piece!)
If members of the “pro-life” movement were really convinced that zygote=baby, their actions would be rather different. For one thing, they wouldn’t concentrate on the occasional murder (abortion) but ignore the massive pandemic (miscarriage, especially early miscarriage.) They’d be raising money for private foundations to research the cause of miscarriage, lobbying for more government funded research, pressuring pharma to work on this problem to the exclusion of developing new drugs for cancer, heart disease, HIV, etc. They aren’t doing any of this. Ergo, it’s not about saving “babies” but about oppressing women.