From the June, 2004 issue of Touchstone

Life Talk by J. C. Willke

Life Talk

J. C. Willke on the Words Pro-Lifers Ought to Use

Words are important. Words are powerful. The words pro-life and pro-abortion activists use shape the minds and value systems of those who listen to us and understand reality through our words. The pro-abortionists’ use of the name “pro-choice” is no accident, for example. It is the last major argument they have: that a woman has a right to choose, while not saying what she is choosing and hoping the listener or reader doesn’t think about it. Every time we call them “pro-choice,” we reinforce their argument and help them kill babies. For the same reason, we need to speak of the “right to life” or “pro-life” movement, n . . .


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