Friday, December 16, 2011
Born at 24 wks weighing less than 1 lb....baby soon will go home
Politically correct and confused??
MSM tells story of baby born by C section at 24 weeks gestation weighing just 9.5 ounces and fitting into the palm of the doctor's hand. Cared for in the ICU she is expected to go home on New Year's Eve.
Sweet little heartwarming story, but I note that in writing this the baby is fetus in the womb and baby outside the womb. So it it the location that determines the word used. Of course we know that fetus is Latin for young one or offspring. But for those who support abortion, words matter. If you call the fetus a baby it makes it harder to justify killing a baby. Saying terminating a pregnancy or fetus...it makes you feel better. Or does it? Words matter in the battle for hearts and minds.
I once called a reporter and asked about this and they said the paper had a style book that had pc language they were to use.