• Moral Panic! Desperate OB/GYNs Want to Change Abortion Language, Hide Reality

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    Surge Summary: As America’s public opinion continues to sour on abortion, medical professionals are amplifying their attempts to cloak reality by changing language in order to protect ‘abortion rights”.

    by The Ruth Institute

    “The forces of the Sexual Revolution get more disingenuous by the day,” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., president of the Ruth Institute. “Now they’re trying to sanitize the language of the abortion debate to hide reality.”

    The powerful American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released a “Guide to Language and Abortion” which claims: “Much of the language that is colloquially used to describe abortion or discuss health policies that impact abortion has a basis in anti-choice rhetoric and is inherently biased and inaccurate – and, at the very least, is not medically appropriate.”

    Morse noted a few examples of tortured terminology. “Readers are told not to say ‘baby’ or ‘unborn child’ because they are ‘medically inaccurate’ terms, but instead to say ‘embryo’ for the first eight weeks after conception, and ‘fetus’ thereafter until the baby is delivered.”

    “This is absurd,” Morse remarked, “and not how people talk, including medical professionals. If a woman visits her OB/GYN, the physician doesn’t ask, ‘So, how’s the fetus doing?’”

    The Guide also wants to ban the expressions “partial-birth abortion,” “abortion-on-demand,” and “elective abortions.”

    “But partial birth abortion is an accurate description of a medical procedure that kills an unborn child, excuse me, a fetus,” Morse said. “The child is delivered partially alive before the skull is punctured and the brains sucked out. ‘Abortion-on-demand’ and ‘elective abortion’ are expressions frequently used by abortion advocates.”

    “The term ‘Abortion provider’ is also verboten. The Guide claims, ‘Clinicians who provide abortion care are highly trained medical experts who provide patients with a wide range of medical care, of which abortion is a part.’ But it doesn’t say who these ‘highly trained medical experts’ are, or where they received their training.”

    Dr. Donna Harrison, MD, Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists said, “By trying to use terms which are as dehumanizing as possible of the preborn child, ACOG reveals that accurate medical information is not as important as repeating and entrenching abortion industry rhetoric.”

    Morse commented, “Proponents of the Sexual Revolution, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, are growing desperate. Opinion polls show public opinion shifting against them, hence the absurd attempt to adopt language that cloaks reality.”

    The Ruth Institute’s Censorship and Propaganda Resource Center demonstrates further attempts to control the abortion debate and other aspects of the Sexual Revolution with euphemisms.

    The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love. The Institute’s 2022 Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution is June 24-25 in Lake Charles, LA.

    Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies are Destroying Lives, Smart Sex: Finding Life-Long Love in a Hook Up World, and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

    To schedule an interview with Dr. Morse or Dr. Harrison, contact media@ruthinstitute.org, or reply to this email.

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