"Fetus removed from mother" ~ New NYT style guide term for birth announcements. #Gosnell—
Not Not Matt (@mdrache) May 13, 2013
After abortionist Kermit Gosnell was found guilty on three counts of first-degree murder, Times writer Jon Hurdle just couldn’t bring himself to acknowledge the fact that the babies murdered by Gosnell were, in fact, babies.
Here’s how Hurdle reported the story:
The verdict came after a five-week trial in which the prosecution and the defense battled over whether the fetuses Dr. Gosnell was charged with killing were alive when they were removed from their mothers.
Not babies — “fetuses.” Not murdered — “removed from their mothers.”
Intellectual dishonesty at its worst.