I was just wondering since I never use that term in support of abortion. Personally I call the unborn either human fetuses or call them unborn humans so I' am not guilty of ''dehumanizing'' them.
And also fellow pro choicers what do you have to say about this?
I'm pro-choice, and I had never encountered the acronym "ZEF" until I started reading threads on DP. I started to use it myself because I got really tired of typing "zygote, morula, blastocyst, embryo, or fetus" over and over. Technically, it's not very correct, because it does not include the M of morula and B of blastocyst.
I do not understand how it dehumanizes the "zygote, morula, blastocyst, embryo, or fetus." Technically, we "dehumanize" it by not preceding it with the adjective "human" every time. But that's just one more word to type. And since none of the anti-abortion people on these threads has held a brief against farmers having vets perform abortions on their farm animals for any reason, we all understand that we are only talking about the human "zygote, morula, blastocyst, embryo, or fetus" unless otherwise indicated.
The people against human abortion may think the ZEF acronym is dehumanizing, but they also seem to think the use of "zygote, morula, blastocyst, embryo, or fetus" is dehumanizing because they want us all to say it is an unborn child, an unborn human being, or at least an unborn human. But I really can't say what they want because I do not think it is a child or a human being or an unborn human. It is a "zygote, morula, blastocyst, embryo, or fetus" to me.