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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex on their wedding day. AARON CHOWN/AFP/Getty Images

LONDON, October 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Nobody, including pro-abortion advocates, would dare to say the Duchess of Sussex, otherwise known as Meghan Markle, is pregnant with a royal “fetus.” 

Everybody, including mainstream media, knows and admits and even rejoices that she’s having a “baby.” She's not having a “product of conception,” or a “blob of tissue,” or a “clump of cells.” 

How refreshing to hear a spokesman for the Royal Family telling UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph: “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019.” 

So far the spokesman has not been excoriated by Britain’s powerful abortion lobby for using the word “baby.”

The Duke of Sussex, more popularly known as Prince Harry, is the second son of HRH the Prince of Wales and the third grandson of HM Queen Elizabeth of England. He married former actress Meghan Markle on May 19, five months ago.   

The sad fact is that under the UK Abortion Act 1967, which applies to England and Wales, Markle, 37, may arrange to have a medical professional abort her “baby” until he or she is 24 weeks old if two doctors agree that for the “baby” to live would be injurious to Markle’s physical or mental health. Even late-term abortions are permitted in the UK for babies, presumably even royal ones, if they have, for example, Down Syndrome. 

The Royal Family joyfully announcing news of a new human life that everyone is rightfully calling a “baby” is in stark contrast with the prevailing culture of death where a woman killing her preborn child is referred to as “choice” and “reproductive rights” and the baby is referred to as a “fetus” or a “product of conception.” 

Sadly, an estimated 197,700 babies were killed through abortion in England and Wales in 2017. 

Does a “fetus” suddenly become a human “baby” only when it is the royals who are pregnant? 

Like the majority of people in the United Kingdom, I am happy for Duke and Duchess of Sussex and hope their baby will come safely to term. But I also hope that one day the news of every child conceived in this sceptered isle, no matter how poor, sickly or unexpected, will be welcomed just as warmly.