What term would you use to describe the action of taking a person's life? Murder and killing are the first that come to my mind.
What term would you use to describe the procedure in which a mother “terminates a pregnancy?” Society uses the word abortion.
This past week Alisa LaPolt Snow made headlines when she testified on behalf of the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates at a legislative hearing before the Florida state legislature. On behalf of Planned Parenthood she opposed a bill mandating life saving medical treatment for children born alive after botched abortions. The Weekly Standard article making the rounds, which documents this incident, is entitled “Planned Parenthood Official Argues for Right to Post-BirthAbortion.”
Forty years ago headlines could have read “Supreme Court Okays Pre-Birth Murder.”
The Weekly Standard's headline clearly demonstrates, in a way that only a national newspaper could, that the words murder and abortion are interchangeable for they describe the same action.