Words matter. I know this. I understand that if you can change vocabulary, you can change hearts—for better or for worse. And so recent times have seen euphemisms like “ethnic cleansing” for genocide, “adult” for smutty, and of course “choice” for murder.
And so you can hardly blame us, who are struggling to push back against the tide of evil, to try to pull this same sort of verbal trick. And I believe it helps: because of our persistence, the secular media are much more likely to use the term “pro-life” than they were ten or twenty years ago. To be sure, many still use “anti-choice” or “abortion foes,” but “pro-life” is no longer only used by pro-lifers, and it used to be; and that...READ MORE