Words matter. Constrained by their definitions, words form the building blocks for the exchange of ideas. Words have the power to articulate our beliefs or, when misused, conceal them.
When we accept biased terminology, we take on additional hurdles to presenting the truth.
If we are not paying attention, people can smuggle their premise into a conversation without us even realizing it. When we inadvertently accept biased terminology, we take on additional hurdles to presenting the truth.
The importance of words became very apparent in the wake of videos which exposed Planned Parenthood’s disgusting and illegal practice of selling the parts of aborted babies to medical research companies.
Thankfully, these recordings have increased the nation’s awareness of the horrors of the abortion industry.
It has also raised awareness to how the “pro-choice” crowd talks about abortion. In these videos, in Planned Parenthood’s responses to them, and in pro-abortion arguments in general, we find that words are carefully chosen to advance their cause and diminish opponents’ reasoning.
Pro-life is labeled as anti-choice; babies are referred to only as fetuses; their hearts, livers, appendages, and other body parts are simply called “tissue.”