Walter Mencken 1 p.m., May 1
Local Pro-Life Group Protests Maltreatment of Fin-Whale Fetus
San Diego Chapter of the Baby Burial Brigade Demands "Dignified Burial at Sea" for Whale Fetus Found on Beach
"Just because it's a whale fetus doesn't mean it isn't a person. Well, it does mean it isn't a person, but you know what we mean."
POKING AMONG THE RECENTLY DUMPED TURKEY CARCASSES, MIRAMAR LANDFILL - "It's typical - tragically typical," said Martha Matthews, President of the San Diego chapter of the Baby Burial Brigade, an organization that seeks to raise awareness about abortion by conducting burial services for aborted fetuses. "Everyone worries about the mother. But the baby - who cares about the baby?"
In this case, Matthews was referring to the five-foot fin whale fetus that was found next to its deceased mother on a Point Loma beach last week. The fetus, which had been born prematurely and was still alive, ultimately died. And while its mother was towed by a fancy catamaran and buried at sea for the sake of ecological research, Matthews suspects that the fetus was cut up and dumped unceremoniously amid the Thanksgiving leftovers here at the landfill.
"The worst part is, even though it has been born, the media insisted on still calling it a 'fetus.' If a woman gives birth at seven months, does she call it a fetus until it reaches its expected birth age? No - she calls it a baby. But not these so-called journalists. Oh, no, they have to use their clinical language to keep their emotional distance from what's right under their noses."
Matthews said that if she or other members of her group are able to find the fetal whale carcass, they plan to charter a small boat and dump the body as close to the mother's burial site as possible, "so they can rest together at the bottom of the sea. It's the only decent thing to do."
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