Obscuring truth about abortion with deceptive language

Thursday, November 21, 2019
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

National Pro-Life Chalk DayHaving abandoned their slogan of "safe, legal, and rare," abortion advocates are now attempting to take a moral high ground to defend the killing of innocent, unborn children.

"Abortion is moral," Planned Parenthood Action tweeted Wednesday. "It is important. It is health care."

Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life responds: "Planned Parenthood is upset that they do not have the moral high ground – and they definitely do not as they are the biggest killer of unborn children in the country. Morality is based on what is right and wrong – and what are they doing is wrong."

Alison Centofante of Live Action calls the tweet shocking.

Centofante

"The only thing that gives me hope from this despicable tweet … is the comments," Centofante tells OneNewsNow. "Go into the comments and you'll see people pushing back and saying 'absolutely not, abortion is not moral, abortion is the direct and intentional taking of an innocent preborn life and it's wrong.'"

Centofante argues that supporters of abortion are losing the battle, not only in messaging and funding, but even among pro-abortion women.

"Any woman who has been through an abortion knows something was lost on that day, it was not some easy, flippant decision for them," she says. "So, we welcome them over to our side of this where we say Look, there's healing, there's love and forgiveness, we need you to share your story and speak out against this evil that is hurting children, hurting society, (because) it's breaking down families and that amazing bond between a mom and a child.'"

Planned Parenthood Action is not alone in its opinion that abortion is moral. A May 2019 article for New York Magazine argues that "abortion is morally good." Conservative millennial Allie Beth Stuckey mentioned the article and abortion methods at a hearing last week before the House Oversight Committee.

"If abortion were truly a winning issue for women – if it were, as an article in New York Magazine recently argued, a 'moral good' – this kind of deception wouldn't be necessary," Stuckey said. "But abortion advocates know that using accurate terminology to describe an abortion isn't effective PR and therefore it doesn't make for a profitable business model."

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