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Re: Taser Story

Just to clarify, I’m not accusing anyone at that paper of messing with the lady’s quote. I just found it a distressing word to have used, and was wishful thinking–better that the paper be pc policing their quotes than mothers actually refer to their babies as fetuses. But, again, just to clarify, I have no reason to believe the paper did mess with the quote–in fact, the news story uses the word “baby” elsewhere. And, who knows, maybe there is a good reason. She was nervous and said something odd. Goodness knows I’m not immune to that. But it was weird and jarring to read. And we do live in a climate where some wouldn’t find that odd at all.

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