Fetuses, by contrast with adult women, are not uppity. They can be defended at election time along with Motherhood, Apple Pie and the American Flag, thereby sending political adversaries into disarray. Fighting For The Fetus wins Hearts, Minds and Votes. The Fetus becomes a Fetish Object to be defended. It works. Defenders of the Fetus win elections. Look at Bob Dole, who was losing his bid for re-election in 1974 until, a week before the election, he started calling his obstetrician-gynecologist opponent An Abortionist. It worked. Dole won. It didn’t matter that Dr. Roy had delivered thousands of babies and had done only a few abortions for serious medical reasons.