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A few activists on the abortion rights side are arguing for a radical shift in rhetoric as well.

In a controversial New Republic article last October entitled “Our Bodies, Our Souls,” the feminist Naomi Wolf criticized some in the pro-choice movement for refusing to acknowledge that abortion involves a real death or that some women have lasting moral qualms. Wolf says she has met “strong pro-choice women” who privately confessed that they light a candle every year on the birthday of the baby they didn’t have. She also finds it increasingly difficult, in these days of “Mozart for your belly, framed sonogram photos and home fetal heartbeat stethoscopes” to accept the pro-choice language that calls unwanted babies mere “uterine material.”