: the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group
— geno·cid·al \ˌje-nə-ˈsī-dəl\ adjective
Correct me if I'm wrong, but no one's even calling for all prenates to be aborted.
In 1996 Gregory Stanton the president of Genocide Watch presented a briefing paper called "The 8 Stages of Genocide" at the United States Department of State. In it he suggested that genocide develops in eight stages that are "predictable but not inexorable".
-Stage Characteristics of Genocide
People are divided into "us and them". (the born vs the unborn, person vs fetus, mother vs baby, etc...)
Women and unborn persons are portrayed as competitors human rights in a adversarial manner. The prospect of motherhood is seen as a conflict between the right of the child to be born and the desire of the woman to be unburdened from the inconveniance of carrying a child to term.
"When combined with hatred, symbols may be forced upon unwilling members of pariah groups..." (reproductive choice, a womans right to choose, reproductive freedom, womans health, family planning etc...)
The unborn are portrayed as burdensome, unwanted, malicious, threatening, dangerous; as infringing on the rights of women, while women are portrayed as victims, carrying children "against their will" and having their rights taken away by the unborn.
"One group denies the humanity of the other group. Members of it are equated with animals, vermin, insects or diseases." (clump of cells, blob, fetus, parasite, comparisons to tumors, not a person, mutant, tec...)
The unborn are portrayed as not being persons. It is said they are only a clump of cells, they are not sentient, they are not "persons", they are unaware, they are different from adults, undeveloped and only potential human beings.
"Genocide is always organized... Special army units or militias are often trained and armed..." (abortion providers, Planned Parenthood, NARAL, Emilies List, NOW, ect...)
Organization that claim to represent to women's health give large sums of money and exert political influence in order to protect and preserve the practice known as abortion. They fight any attempts at restrictions or safeguards against certain types of abortion, age of the women/child receiving abortion and prevent parental notification where and when possible.
"Hate groups broadcast polarizing propaganda..." (information promoting abortion on websites, radio, blogs, publications)
Abortion rights groups and abortion providers portray the pro-life movement as being radical, anti-women, intolerant, bigoted while making abortion seem as normal as possible rejecting any negative consequences of abortion including negative effects of the health of women.
"Victims are identified and separated out because of their ethnic or religious identity..." (in this instance the commonality is conceived unborn persons who are deemed not persons, undeveloped, weak, sick, deformed, unwanted, ill timed, etc...)
Unborn persons are deemed a threat to the welfare of the mother either physically or mentally, considered a financial burden, are deemed unworthy to live because of health problems or physical defects which may or may not be life threatening. They portray the practice as compassionate shifting the focus away from the conceived person to the woman, identifying rare instances and exceptions to justify what is normally and largely an elective practice. In 96% of all abortions the health or welfare of the mother or child has no bearing on the decision to abort.
"It is "extermination" to the killers because they do not believe their victims to be fully human." (abortion, partial birth abortion, saline abortion, medicated abortion, etc...)
Unborn persons are ripped apart, dismembered, euthanized in the womb prior to delivery, have the brains removed in partial birth, are frequently not given anasthetics; wombs are injected with saline to cause premature delivery to crush the unborn when expelled from the womb or are left to die or are killed if they survive the abortion technique.
"The perpetrators... deny that they committed any crimes..." (abortion is not killing, abortion is not murder, it's my body, abortion is a right, right to privacy, etc...)
People say that abortion is not murder. They say that abortion does not kill a person. They call abortion a medical precedure. They stack the courts with people who believe the same, have passed numerous decisions and laws allowing abortion to remain legal; they claim that abortion is a right, deny the personhood of the unborn, and reject any and all evidence and testimony to the contrary.