In the case of abortion, one pits the life of the fetus against the interests of the pregnant woman.
— Leon Kass

Pregnancy demonstrates the deterministic character of woman's sexuality. Every pregnant woman has body and self taken over by a chthonian force beyond her control. In the welcome pregnancy, this is a happy sacrifice. But in the unwanted one, initiated by rape or misadventure, it is a horror. Such unfortunate women look directly into nature's heart of Darkness. For a fetus is a benign tumor, a vampire who steals in order to live. The so-called miracle of birth is nature getting her own way.
Camille Anna Paglia fetus quote

What a fetus is learning about in utero is not Mozart's 'Magic Flute' but answers to questions much more critical to its survival: Will it be born into a world of abundance or scarcity?
— Annie Murphy Paul

We need to learn to speak the body's language and to switch on processes that we knew how to do when we were a fetus. A mammalian fetus, if it loses a limb during the first trimester of pregnancy, will re-grow that limb.
— Alan Russell

Six months ago, I traveled to India to see firsthand what the prime minister of that country calls a national shame. It is the systematic, widespread, shocking elimination of India's baby girls. Some 50,000 female fetuses are aborted every month in India.
— Elizabeth Vargas