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Dem Lawmaker Has Orwellian Suggestion to Make Abortion Less ‘Negative’ – RedState

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We’ve seen how radical some people on the left can be about abortion. Last week, we saw some wild Senate testimony on the question, including a professor refuse to answer the question of whether an unborn baby had value, while also claiming that Texas and Utah were stopping people from voting. That was wacky enough.

But we’ll have to hand it to one Democrat this week for her new idea to make abortion and killing unborn babies on demand more palatable.

Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) said that she was tired of conversations where people were saying “abortion, abortion, abortion” as a negative term.

Rice told the people that she was speaking with that they should stop throwing the word “abortion” around because they thought it was going to raise emotions. Rice claimed the word had been “weaponized” by “certain people in this country.” “Because if we’re going to have a real conversation about this, we have to stop using language that is…going to prevent an actual meaningful conversation from happening.”

Rice thinks the word “abortion” has a negative connotation. Wait until she hears about the act itself. Would you prefer a more specific term like dismemberment? Abortion is a nice word that covers up the very brutal act. Abortion has a negative connotation because the act is very negative.

I’m confused by this declaration, too. Don’t Democrats think “pregnant people” should have abortion on demand and without apology, as the protest sign often says? Don’t some even talk about “shouting their abortions”? Why suddenly does Rice want to change the term? Is it perhaps that they know that most people don’t support abortion on demand and without any restrictions? Or some of them don’t want to face the question of what they are championing and don’t like being called out for advocating killing babies? This sounds like Democrats know they have a problem here. They want to smooth over the negative and the very real consequences of the act.

Imagine how “1984” this thought is — let’s change the common language we have, to make the act that is so controversial more acceptable. That way, we can blunt any negativity that people are perceiving, Rice thinks. She thinks the word is bad, but she’s all on board with the act — what kind of logic is that?

But, it means they know they are losing on the issue.

This is where Democrats are at now — they can’t deal with reality, so they have to rename it to fit their spin. How about just calling it the murder that it is? Is that better?



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