I don't know exactly why labeling fetus "an unborn child," as used in this newspaper, makes my skin crawl.
The obnoxious anti-abortionists who attempt to deny women needed medical care use this term to create mischief could be one reason.
Maybe it's such a false characterization of both biology and medical science as the fetus only becomes a "child" when it enters the mother's birth canal.
If you continue to call a fetus an "unborn baby" then you should refer to someone dying as an undead descendant.
No one gains by using a term that is medically wrong and used as a rallying cry to harm people.
John P. Murphy
100 Mahalani Street , Wailuku, HI 96793 | 808-242-6363