If there ever were an oxymoron in the English language, it is the phrase “abortion humor.” Comedian Michelle Wolf’s crass speech at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner was for the most part uneventful. Her ridicule of President Trump was unsurprising at best. Then came the real shock: Horrific abortion rhetoric that ironically bites both ways. It lacked humor. But pro-lifers were stunned at the open sacrilege.
Yet the big reveal was Ms. Wolf’s reference to the aborted not as a piece of tissue or a useless appendage, not even as an impersonal embryo or fetus, but as a “baby.” This is where the pro-choice camp should be more outraged than the pro-lifers. It’s a baby, a small human being, an infant, a child. It is one thing to terminate a fetus; it is another altogether to knock the life out of a living baby. That is devastating language for the pro-choice camp.