Kelly McParland: Stillbirth study shows abortion has lost the terminology war

National Post | Full Comment

The language of abortion is a wondrous thing. The success of the “pro-Choice” movement was built to a significant extent on its ability to divert the issue away from the reality of abortion – i.e. ending lives – towards a contrived battle over “a woman’s right to choose.” If you were repulsed by abortion, you were “anti-choice,” and therefore anti-woman. Brilliant. Dishonest, but brilliant.

Still, the readiness with which the fraudulence of the language is accepted is still enough to give you pause. Take, for instance, an article that appeared this week, on research into stillbirths in Canada.

Postmedia’s report began:

Canada’s stillbirth rate appears to be rising not because more fetuses are dying spontaneously but because more pregnancies are being terminated due to serious birth defects, researchers are reporting.

The Globe was even more anodyne, dawdling through four paragraphs of history on the supposed rise in stillbirths…

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