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Thread: NPR's Guidance Reminder: On Abortion Procedures, Terminology & Rights

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michele View Post
    Just as abortion needed to be changed to "choice" so as to try to soften the harshness of it, the term pro-life needed to be changed because, you know, most pro-life people only care about the baby fetus in the womb and they hope for it to die after it's born. You've heard it and have seen it on here by a couple of members.
    So much for reasonable discussion.

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    Ah, hell. This is in the Echo Chamber. The Blaze has it; so does National Review; and here's The Washington Examiner. A rogues gallery of rightwing propaganda sites. No wonder it's a thing. Shapiro will probably be making an ass of himself over it soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Marva View Post
    Because men use them as words to make laws to control women.
    That's ridiculous. No "word" controls women in or out of the law.

    Women can completely control their own reproductive status today aside from rape and even rape seldom results in conception.

    Do some women make bad or inadvertent choices? You bet they do. Just as they do with credit or relationships. There's no law that can prevent that.

    Women aren't pets. We don't need to be managed by law or censure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Jingo View Post
    They don't use "pro-choice" either.

    I don't get this. There are plenty of propaganda places for your affirmation you can listen to/read/watch. Why bag on NPR? Can we people who like accurate, unbiased information have a source? Does it all have to be propaganda all the time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Jingo View Post
    I thought calling someone, or a group, "pro-abortion" was done by anti-abortion groups or advocates; that it was a epithet used by the anti-abortion movement. While there is probably a person or group out there that embraces "pro-abortion," I would be surprised if it were a mainstream group advocating for reproductive rights.
    So it's just, "WE will control the language, not THEM."

    And of course it's not just "pro-abortion," but "pro-abortion rights," that NPR is objecting to, but which is certainly true of progressive Democrats (among others).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Jingo View Post
    Ah, hell. This is in the Echo Chamber. The Blaze has it; so does National Review; and here's The Washington Examiner. A rogues gallery of rightwing propaganda sites. No wonder it's a thing. Shapiro will probably be making an ass of himself over it soon.
    Your go to response when you have nothing.

    Like I said, you try so hard...it must be conflicting. Or not.
    May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
    Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
    And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
    may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Jingo
    Oh, and it is wholly unsurprising that accuracy is unimportant to the right.
    You were wrong to say it's unimportant to the right. It's actually offensive to the right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman View Post
    So it's just, "WE will control the language, not THEM."
    They aren't controlling the language. They are being objective. If you want propaganda, they cannot stop you from consuming it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm dePlume View Post
    So much for reasonable discussion.
    You probably need to sit this one out, go-go-google.
    May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
    Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
    And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
    may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm dePlume View Post
    You were wrong to say it's unimportant to the right. It's actually offensive to the right.
    I stand corrected.
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