NPR says babies aren't babies until they're born

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. That is simply a bald-faced lie. Memmott added: "NPR doesn't use the term 'abortion clinics.'  We say instead, 'medical or health clinics that perform abortions.'  The point is to not to use abortion before the word clinic.  The clinics perform other procedures and not just abortions."  Memmott also cautioned staffers not to...(Read Full Post)
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