If Abortion Language Was Used Consistently…

abortion languageI’ve always found it ridiculous to hear the dishonest manipulation of the English language that abortion promoters use to sanitize the dismemberment of pre-born human beings.

They dehumanize the little boy or girl who is not yet born by using words that erase all humanity.

“Clump of Cells”
“Blob of Tissue”
“Product of Conception”
“Uterine Contents”

When I first started learning about the abortion issue, I thought it was absurd that anyone would use these ridiculous terms. I didn’t really believe it at first. But, sadly, it’s true…

The humanity of the pre-born child is denigrated over and over and over.

Humanity is the Enemy of Injustice

It reminds me of learning about slavery in the United States. There were words used then in reference to African Americans that were meant specifically to dehumanize them.

They talked about slaves as if they were sub-human chattel so that it was easier to abuse their God given rights.

The same thing happens now with abortion. It’s much easier to support dismembering a human being (pre-born child) when you’ve convinced yourself that it’s not a human being. Just as it’s much easier to buy, sell, beat and kill a human being (slave) when you’ve convinced yourself that it’s not a human being.

So, people massage their consciences through semantic manipulation. This keeps their consciences from reacting fervently to the horrible act of abortion. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not horrible. It means their consciences aren’t working properly.

Our consciences should react with great fervor when we encounter great injustice!

Let’s be Honest, Just this One Time!

The dishonesty in language is overwhelming sometimes. It’s often easy for people to miss it. But, what if it were used consistently?

What would the world look like if we used the dehumanizing terms above in all contexts?

It would be absurd.

My friend Kelsey, at SecularProLife.org, tipped me off to this great video. It shows the ridiculousness of the language used by abortion promoters by showing it used consistently… finally!

Can you think of other examples of dehumanizing or deceptive terms that are used to promote abortion? Please share in the comments below!

9 thoughts on “If Abortion Language Was Used Consistently…

  1. Oh, I forgot one of the most extreme words used to dehumanize these little babies. “Parasite” Yep, some hardcore pro-abortion people refer to pre-born humans as parasites… yikes!

  2. I heard someone ask “Is it a baby yet?” Asking about a woman who was pregnant. What the person meant was “Has the baby been born yet?” As if there is some magical line at birth in which one second the unborn baby was not a baby, and then all of a sudden it becomes a baby.

  3. I’ve followed Rachel McNair’s suggestion and started referring to wanted unborn babies as fetuses. It shocks people. And I think it makes them think.

    • Kind of like in the video? Just to clarify… You talk with an expectant mother who’s excited about her baby using the term fetus? Is that what you mean?

  4. John-Paul, thanks so much for commenting on my blog. I am glad that it brought me here to yours! This is an excellent post and video.

    I do want to share it on my Facebook and blog, but I am holding back a bit for now as my sister just lost her 2nd baby in miscarriage. As she reads both, I know this will upset her.

    I am saving i t to my favorites to share at a later date. God bless your witness.

  5. I hope you didn’t think I felt your accurate analysis was hurtful to those with miscarriages. I just wanted to let you know why I couldn’t honor your request right away. She’s just so raw and she reads my blog.

    I did however put out a link to this on my twitter.

    God bless!

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