Planned Parenthood Throwing Out ‘Pro-Choice’ Label
by Larry O’Connor
13 Jan 2013
Right on the heels of NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell admonishing a guest for describing herself as “pro-life” because, according to Mitchell, the label was not “value neutral,” Planned Parenthood is now saying that they will be moving away from the “pro-choice” description the abortion advocacy group has clung to because “‘choice’ as (a) word sounds frivolous.”
Buzzfeed is reporting that as part of a media strategy, the nation’s largest abortion provider will be shying away from the “pro-choice” term as it turns off millions of Americans. The publicly funded abortion mill will be trying to find a term that is “a more nuanced statement of principles”
“Rather than selecting a new term to replace ‘pro-choice,’ Planned Parenthood hopes to move beyond such terms entirely and present abortion as something too complicated to be divided into two sides,” reports Anna North. The question is, will newspapers and television news follow their lead and come up with more “nuanced” description for abortion advocates as well?
Re the question in the last sentence of what I quoted, to ask is to answer. Time to scrape off all those bumperstickers parroting the “Choice” mantra, make room for the next mantra. PP should work up a donations campaign-contest for donors to write the next bumpersticker-grade slogan. Maybe they could make it a raffle! Some things aren’t nuance-compatible: no woman was ever “a little bit pregnant”; no baby was ever partly aborted and partly not aborted. Euphemized, of course, but not nuanced.