It is the common course in daily newspapers that prolifers are called "anti-abortion" and that pro-aborts are called "pro-choice." But we must be reminded that these are euphemisms.
According to LifeSiteNews (June 20), The New York Daily News, the sixth largest newspaper in the U.S., specifies in its writer guidelines that the word "prolifers" must be replaced with "abortion foes" or "abortion opponents." On the other hand, those who support abortion are given positive appellations, such as "abortion rights activists" and "pro-choice." The term "unborn child" is linguistically aborted, and is always designated a "fetus."
Why can't news reporters say what they want? Abortion is a hot topic, but the politically correct language police are everywhere.
Voltaire said, "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." Obviously, the editors at The New York Daily News will not "defend to the death your right to say it." Voltaire was a liberal. The news outlets are, for the most part, run by liberals. Go figure.
DOSSIER: Language & Its Destruction