I hope that this was a throwaway line, and doesn’t actually intend what it literally means.
James McGlone

It was not a throwaway line. My concept of nature relates to the natural world, without moral judgment: that is why I wrote “unnatural” and not a word such as “horrifying.” In nature, animal mothers kill their offspring reasonably frequently, for example when the strain of feeding a newborn may endanger older offspring. Fortunately legal abortion has made that a nonissue for women, which is why more than half of women who get abortions already have children. But yes, of course I believe it is more horrifying and tragic for a mother to kill living children than for her to be fixated on their birth.

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