The American Thinker posted an article today with the following headine, “NPR says babies aren’t babies until they’re born.”
The article reports:
National Public Radio’s supervising senior standards and practices editor Mark Memmott recently published a “guidance reminder” instructing the non-profit media organization’s employees in how to frame abortion news. Memmott wrote:
The term ‘unborn’ implies that there is a baby inside a pregnant woman, not a fetus. Babies are not babies until they are born. They’re fetuses. Incorrectly calling a fetus a ‘baby’ or ‘the unborn’ is part of the strategy used by antiabortion groups to shift language/legality/public opinion.
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The article concludes:
A baby is a fetus, though he looks like a baby and functions like a baby and has a beating heart (I mean an “embryonic pulsing,” to quote a recent article in the New York Times), two arms, two legs, and a pair of eyes? Even though he is an inch or two from being outside the womb, and even though as soon as he makes it outside the womb, he magically turns into a…”baby”? If a fetus is born weeks — or even months — early, he instantaneously and miraculously morphs into a “baby”? Must be the air.
What if what NPR calls a fetus identifies as a baby? What then? Huh? How do you handle that, Mark Memmott?
Those who supported slavery and those who support abortion share the vehement belief in dehumanizing those they don’t consider equals. The Three-Fifths Compromise of the early days of the republic had slaves counted as three fifths of a human being. Though it sounds horrible, in reality, this was done to lessen the power of the slave states and help bring about the abolition of slavery. Should there be a Three-Fifths Compromise with pro-abortion types? If they agree to consider “fetuses” as at least three fifths of a human being, they’d be closer to a moral position than they are now.
All slaves were babies at one time. Thank God that not all babies grow up to be slaves.