Comforting The Pro-Choice Side
Posted by Anthony on March 26, 2010
NPR decided to provide more comfort to the Pro-Choice side of the Abortion debate.
“NPR News is revising the terms we use to describe people and groups involved in the abortion debate.
This updated policy is aimed at ensuring the words we speak and write are as clear, consistent and neutral as possible. This is important given that written text is such an integral part of our work.
On the air, we should use “abortion rights supporter(s)/advocate(s)” and “abortion rights opponent(s)” or derivations thereof (for example: “advocates of abortion rights”). It is acceptable to use the phrase “anti-abortion”, but do not use the term “pro-abortion rights”.
I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised NPR is coddling the Left on this issue. I’m not going to be a hack and call Pro-Choice people “Pro-Abortion” because that’s not what they are-very few people are actually “pro-abortion”.
But there is nothing wrong with “pro choice” or “pro life”, other than the fact that it leaves little bias to either side.