Ann Kumar at RH Reality Check:
At the heart of abortion stigma is a set of beliefs about gender: beliefs that all women must become mothers, that female sexuality is dangerous and must be harnessed, and that women acting alone do not have the moral capacity to make life-or-death decisions.Or maybe it has something to do with the fact that it kills a fetus aka a baby.
I find that political correctness brainwashes a person so thoroughly, they have trouble seeing the obvious. Especially when it comes to feminists.
Now I would be the first to admit that abortion has many sources of stigma. Whenever you hear an abortion story, it's often an emotionally-charged one characterized by failure and negativity.
But the primary source of abortion stigma, the elephant in the room of feminist abortion politics is that abortion kills a baby.
Even if I didn't believe a fetus is a human being, it would be obvious that killing any higher life form is stigmatizing.
Consider the fact that meat processing and hunting are largely hidden activities. They may not have been a few generations ago. But today, any kind of animal killing upsets people even if it's morally justified.
I don't have a problem with killing animals for meat. But I don't want to look at it. Yes, yes, I've grown up with a Disneyfied concept of animals and I don't like seeing them slaughtered, even if I enjoy my chicken. Killing animals is the natural order of things in the food chain, but my emotional reaction to just about any animal is the same I had for my childhood pets.
Now how hard would it be to apply this kind of thinking to the fetus? Not very. It's plain as day to anyone with an ounce of common sense.
But the fetus is not something feminists like to deal with. It puts them on the losing side of the abortion debate.