Newspapers use the term “pro-choice” but not “pro-life”

Editor Gilbert Millstein said that NBC news considers the phrase “pro-life” to “loaded” for inclusion in new stories, but added:

“If someone wanted to use “pro-choice,” I’d say that was fine.”

Robert Levy “The Code Words in the Battle over Abortion” Boston Globe November 21, 1980, P. 13

The vast majority of news outlets do not use the term “pro-life” and substitute “anti-abortion,” but call those in favor of abortion by the term they prefer- “pro-choice.”

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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