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Pro-Life-Phobia

It is no secret that the media refuse to call the pro-life movement, the “pro-life” movement.

As with most cultural clashes, the AP Style Book and other media types always choose terms favored by the left.

But now an app has been created that will protect the tender eyes of abortion supporters from having to read the term “pro-life.” From the LifeNews.com story:

Abortion supporters who don’t like the term “pro-life” won’t have to put up with it any more. An anonymous abortion advocate created a new online browsing tool that changes the term “pro-life” to “anti-choice” in the raw text of websites so that abortion supporters won’t be confronted with language that they disagree with online.

The “Choice Language” program is offered as a Google extension. These extensions allow users to add special features and functions to their browser. Though the program author is anonymous, the program was supported by the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund, according to Think Progress.

I am reminded of the times that the Washington Post and New York Times called my pal Richard Doerflinger, the “Associate Director of Anti-Abortion Activities for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.”

His actual title is “Associate Director of Pro-Life Activities.” 

I think we should call this psychological affliction pro-life-phobia, an hysterical terror that one’s eyes will burn as if splashed with acid when reading the dreaded term.

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