The way Pro-Lifers talk about life is increasingly vital for this huge reason

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The Socialist Left has always known that language matters.

How issues are framed can make all the difference on whether they succeed or not.

That’s why the way Pro-Lifers talk about life is increasingly vital for this huge reason.

The Intelligencer’s Sarah Jones recently wrote, “Republicans can’t outrun abortion.”

Pro-life means no mercy?  

The pro-abortion writer went on to say that those who are pro-life are of “a party that shows no mercy.” 

According to her, pro-lifers “like to play language games” in order to “obscure facts,” which, in Jones’ warped view, has “unleashed great suffering” for women. 

Unfortunately, Jones is wrong on that.

The pro-life movement has failed spectacularly in the war of words.

So-called “language games,” as Jones put it, occur in all political parties on every single issue.

It’s called framing the issue, and the radical left does it better than conservatives and pro-lifers.

In fact, Jones’s article is a masterpiece of “language games.”

But her article does point pro-life activists to this simple truth — everyone in the pro-life movement has a duty to proclaim beliefs that reflect our pro-life mission and emphasize truth and compassion.

That means the way pro-lifers talk about the life issue really does matter.

The language used by the pro-abortion lobby makes it easy to claim pro-lifers have “no mercy,” or don’t care about women. 

In fact, a recent poll revealed that 56% of Democrats think babies with Down syndrome are better off being killed in the womb than being born.

All because of “compassion” they claim.

Babies have no value to the radical Left

But in reality, they operate from a worldview in which unborn babies have no value. 

For the pro-abortion lobby, it’s not about a human life, it’s about a “random clump of cells.” 

And their view on unborn babies with Down Syndrome just adds another “inconvenience” to that “mass of cells.” 

For the pro-abortion lobby, pro-lifers are “restricting” a woman’s ability to terminate an “unwanted clump of cells” and to them that is “inconsiderate.” 

The language they use makes killing a baby seem like a “fundamental right.” 

They manipulate the facts to promote the lie pro-lifers “rob” women of a choice the “Constitution protects.” 

Their language turns a baby into a “thing.” 

That’s why pro-lifers must consistently remind the world that babies — in or out of the womb — are indeed human. 

And that the Constitution protects the most basic human right there is, which is the right to life.

Congressman Rich McCormick (R-GA) is an E.R. doctor who has countless examples of why human life — not abortion — should be at the heart of this discussion. 

On a recent episode of Washington Watch, McCormick shared a story about a woman who had metastatic cancer, with “hundreds of tumors all over her body, including her brain and her liver.”

“She was early in her pregnancy,” he said, “and she was told, ‘If you get an abortion, we can try to give you chemo now [and] to get you radiated now, and we’ll extend your life.’” 

But the expectant mother chose life for her baby instead and followed through with her pregnancy, despite the risk. 

“She is now a miracle,” McCormick noted, “After the birth of her child, she received treatment and became cancer free, going on 10 years now.”

He added that it’s “just another story created by God to show why life is important and [how] He is in control.”

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins agreed and said it’s why “Republicans [don’t] need to back up at all and apologize for wanting to protect the unborn and their mothers from the horrors of abortion.”

Congressman Andy Harris (R-MD) on another episode of “Washington Watch,” said pro-lifers must address “the fact that we’re the ones who support a real alternative, a real choice for women, [like] pregnancy resource centers.” 

“Let them talk about abortion,” Perkins insisted. “We’re going to talk about unborn children and their mothers,” as well as “the person sitting next to you that wouldn’t be here if someone had not chosen life for them.”

As McCormick stated, “Anything that’s bad for the nation [is] bad for morality. All they care about is power. They’ll open the southern border … knowing it’s not good for the United States, but knowing it will keep them in power. … And this is just another example of how morality doesn’t matter [to them]. The future of this nation doesn’t matter [to them]. All that matters is their power. They want the government to be God. They want the government to determine morality … business … medicine … [and be] the ultimate deciding factor in your life.”

It is time for pro-lifers to be bold and consistent in their language and time for GOP politicians to finally stand strong for life.

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.