For PLers - Breaking apart the language
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|Fri, 10-23-2009 - 9:31pm|
Hi. First of all, I want to say that I'm relatively new here. I think I've only responded on one topic a few weeks ago. I'm very active on another abortion board on a different site. Anyway, I have a few questions that have come from my many debates with PL people. So, hopefully you won't mind answering.
Why does it bother you to hear and use the technical words embryos and fetuses? Why the insistence of using the word baby? Do you not recognize the word baby as an emotional, yet not technical term, which is used in many situations where it's not in the least bit accurate?
Why do we say words like we are expecting a baby, going to have a baby, having a baby, the baby is due on, etc, etc - All of which are indicative of a future occurrence?
Why do we measure how old we are from our BIRTH and not conception? Do you add on an extra 9 mos (or however long your gestation was) to your age?
What does birth mean to you?
When you see a pregnant woman, do you say/think "There they are." or "There she is."