Brother Of Jerry
Date: September 06, 2021 01:44PM
I saw the following interesting comment that involved the LDS church's preferred name. The context of the preceding paragraph to the comment was that it was the close of a letter to the webmaster about the Texas anti-abortion law.
I would also like to ask you to please cease using "pro-life" unless it's in quotations by someone else. Better words are "anti-choice" and "pro-birth." "Pro-life" is a convenient term that the right-wingers skillfully slipped into our language. Most of us are unaware of the spin. But you have expressed a strong desire and ability to be thoughtful about your choice of words, so please consider using more neutral alternatives.
V & Z respond: We will take it under advisement. We try to give people and groups their preferred names, but it's tough when those preferred names also incorporate a certain amount of spin. Others that we grapple with, besides "pro-life," include "Grand Old Party" and "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints," both of which contain some non-neutral assertions about the nature of the group.https://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2021/Senate/Maps/Sep04.html#item-1
Second letter from the top.