Conversations With Myself
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
  Committing Abortions
In a recent article in my local paper, the Daily Local News a prolife advocate said the following:

"In 1996, when Planned Parenthood of West Chester began committing abortions, they repeatedly declared that only first trimester (12 weeks after conception) abortions would be done," she said. "We believe that this fact made voting to allow abortions at their facility more palatable to members of the Borough of West Chester’s Zoning Board and to the community at large."

What I find interesting in this is not so much the story itself, although I am a pro-choice person, but in the language that was used, the word committing in particular or more pointedly the phrase

In 1996, when Planned Parenthood of West Chester began committing abortions

"Committing abortions", as in "commiting murder", not "performing abortions" as most people would say, it is a case of using language to influence opinion. Which is really the purpose of language. I just find it quite interesting that they use such language, this reminds me of the Administrations talk of 9/11 and Iraq and visions of "Mushroom Clouds over our cities". Which we now know was a lie, but still a powerful influence on peoples opinions about prosecuting the war.

Nothing earth shattering here, just a interesting turn of a phrase.
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Location: Thorndale, Pennsylvania, United States

I have been married for almost 23 years, and am the father of a teenage girl. I spend my days programming in just about any language they want in the banking and investing field. In the evening I work on my music, currently concentrating on arrangements and new choral pieces for my Church Choir. I have been Minister of Music, at my church for the past year, looking forward to next year. When I have time, I take pictures of anything and anyone. Also I play golf, not very well, but I enjoy it. Finally what I enjoy most is spending time with my family.

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