Saved, Not Abandoned
“The Week” is a favorite part of my week. Thank you for it!
But a point of clarification is needed for a paragraph from the December 17 issue, which stated, “Moses’s mother abandoned him when he was a baby.” Though these words draw attention and set up the paragraph nicely, clarity and truth should stand first.
Although Merriam-Webster allows the use of “abandon” to mean “to give up to the control or influence of another person or agent,” the most common understanding is Webster’s: “to withdraw protection, support, or help from.” That is what makes the line an attention-getter.