The latest dehumanizing effort comes from the medical community. A lecture in a University of California San Diego School of Medicine course, Evolution of Human Disease, characterized the human fetus as a “legitimate parasite.”
As you can see in the screen grab above, the professor characterizes a fetus as a “cancer:”
“The fetus: a legitimate parasite:
manipulates immunity of mother
reshapes blood vessels.
The cancer: crashes the party!!!
reshapes blood vessels.”
Of course, the difference is that the fetus is creative while cancer is destructive. Yet the prof uses words like “parasite”, “invades,” and “manipulates” to suggest the fetus is someone negative.
After receiving some pushback, the professor defended his approach:
“Most of you probably realize that my point was to show that mammals are especially prone to invasive cancers because mammals evolved invasive placentation. My point was not to indoctrinate you with the notion that fetuses are cancers, as insinuated in the article.”
Whatever his intentions, the student was correct to expose this latest toxic use of the language to dehumanize the unborn.