I've been vegetarian for 10 years the way I see it: this organ's purpose was to give life. I feel I honor myself, my baby, and my pregnancy by allowing the placenta to complete it's life cycle and return to my body as a means of nourishing and refueling my body's systems and thus again my baby's body. The flesh of an animal comes from death, the flesh of a placenta comes from life and that is profound.
Thanks for sharing your perspective, Right of Passage. I really appreciate it.