(FOX NEWS) – Liberal Washington Post columnist and self-declared atheist Kate Cohen sought to refute faith-based arguments against abortion Wednesday as she bemoaned the "fantastical" and "scary" idea that people have souls, and that those belonging to aborted babies never got the chance to live their lives on Earth.
In a piece headlined, "‘How would you feel if your mother had aborted you?’ Easy. I’d feel nothing," Cohen argued that aborted babies "feel nothing" because they wouldn't have ever existed following the abortion, and that if it came down to a choice between her "potential existence" and her mother's "freedom," she would choose the latter every time.
"When Elizabeth Spiers, an adoptee, wrote a thoughtful essay about the limits of adoption as a simple replacement for abortion (as suggested by Justice Amy Coney Barrett), she received a cascade of responses along the lines of: 'If your mother felt she had a choice and chose differently you’d be fine with it?'" Cohen wrote while also referencing Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, an ongoing Supreme Court case challenging Mississippi's recently enacted law restricting abortions.
Advertisement - story continues below