Language sanitizers: Vigilantly obscuring the truth for all of us

On the heels of my recent post about abortion (“American Thinker: ‘Roe Is Only the Beginning'”), I could not help but notice the “language sanitization” present in the last paragraph at the end of this AP piece on the recent birth of octuplets (emphasis mine):

It’s easier to control the number of births through in vitro fertilization, which involves combining egg and sperm in a lab dish and transferring the embryo into the uterus. Fertility drugs induce or enhance ovulation and couples often opt for selective reduction, in which women carrying multiple fetuses reduce the number of viable fetuses to two.

I mean, isn’t abortion simply selective reduction, in which a woman carrying a fetus reduces the number of viable fetuses to zero?

As related discussions illustrate, both sides of the abortion debate miss important issues, and the blind eye too often turned to fertility enhancement procedures and their resulting abortions is, in my opinion, something worth noting.  It seems to be ignored because couples who are striving to have children are more sympathetic to the public than women who do not wish to have children.  But right is right, wrong is wrong, and Christ is coming to teach us the difference.

4 thoughts on “Language sanitizers: Vigilantly obscuring the truth for all of us

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