The Procedure With No Name

September 27, 2005 at 12:51am By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

The first paragraph of this AP dispatch struck me as odd:

The Bush administration has asked the Supreme Court to reinstate a ban on a procedure that critics call “partial birth” abortions, setting up a showdown that could be decided by the president’s new choice for the court. [Emphasis added]

So what do supporters call the procedure? Doesn’t it have a “correct” medical term?

Actually, those questions are largely rhetorical. I just think the reporting style is funny. It’s sort of like saying “the President critics call ‘stupid neo-con monkey boy’ issued a proclamation yesterday….” Come to think of it, that could be rather entertaining.

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Abe of Lincoln September 30, 2005 at 6:16am

Best of the Web calls it “the practice that pro-abortion journalists call “a procedure that critics call ‘partial birth’ abortion,” or TPTPAJCAPTCCPBA.


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