National Public Radio (NPR) is now resorting to the euphemism “aborting a pregnancy” rather than speak of aborting a fetus or a child.
“A 41-year-old woman is facing felony charges in Nebraska for allegedly helping her teenage daughter illegally abort a pregnancy,” NPR correspondent Martin Kaste wrote Friday.
Doubling down still more, Kaste added that “conversations showed the pregnancy had been aborted, not miscarried as the two had said.”
Needless to say, a woman does not carry or miscarry a pregnancy; she carries or miscarries a child.
As a point of comparison, Google defines “abort” as “carry out or undergo the abortion of (a fetus).” For its part, the Britannica Dictionary says the word means “to end a pregnancy deliberately by causing the