The following is from the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation LifeLines Newsletter by Bonnie Finnerty who is the Education Director of the Federation.
In my past life as an English teacher, I encouraged students’ playful experimentation with language. Words matter, I told my students. Words stir emotions, illuminate a truth, even persuade a foe. Poetry and prose possess power.
Yet, words can be used for more malevolent purposes. They might not illuminate, but darken and distort. They can minimize, romanticize, even glorify that which is ugly, violent, and evil. Words can be used to manipulate those who hear them.
No one knows this better than the pro-abortion wordsmiths.
They have poeticized abortion, luring many with polished vocabulary and rhythmic phrases that seek to dull senses and numb protestations.
The Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation is a grassroots right-to-life organization with members statewide. As the state affiliate of National Right to Life, PPLF is committed to promoting the dignity and value of human life from conception to natural death and to restoring legal protection for preborn children. For more information on the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, please use this link.