Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fetus Fetish

I can understand the anti-abortion point of view, or at least tolerate it, but when you get to this level, I think perhaps you’ve sailed over the edge.

George W. Bush’s pro-life stance solidified when he was a teenager in Texas—after his mother suffered a devastating miscarriage and showed him the fetus in a jar, the former president said in an extraordinary interview that airs tonight.

“She said to her teenage kid, ‘Here’s the fetus,’ ” the shockingly candid Bush told NBC’s Matt Lauer, gesturing as if he were holding the jar during the TV chat, a DVD of which The Post exclusively obtained.

“There’s no question that affected me, a philosophy that we should respect life,” said the former president, who had to drive his distraught mother to the hospital at the time.

Obviously I’ve never been through the trauma and devastation of a miscarriage, but somehow I don’t think it’s healthy to keep the fetus in a jar like something out of a science lab. To show it off as a pro-life teaching tool is just creepy no matter where you stand on the issue.