“I talk to women all the time and they’re like, ‘Of course everyone feels bad about this. Of course everyone’s gonna feel guilty.’ It’s a given how people should feel about this, that what they’re doing is wrong. But I don’t feel like a bad person. I don’t feel sad. I feel in awe of the fact that I can make a baby. I can make a life. I knew that what I was gonna do was right. Because it was right for me and no one else.”
Emily acknowledges that her unborn child was “a life” but suppresses any hint of remorse for taking that life. Here is her argument: 1) I can make a life. 2) taking that life was right for me and no one else (especially her child). 3) Therefore, If it feels right to you, taking an innocent life is morally virtuous. (?!?)
There seems to be a breakdown in basic reasoning skills in the post postmodern generation.