When a baby is not a baby

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    Wow! That's a sad story all the way around.
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    Makes me damn sick to my stomach. I can't stand to read this. Sad to see the lib media even pushes their agenda this far.
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    I would submit that it is metaphysically impossible to have a fetus in a bag, other than the gestational one.
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    Apparently Fox has good company on the right...

    Town Hall: Fetus in a bag
    NY Post: Headline calls it stillborn baby; article calls it fetus
    Breitbart: Calls it fetus, no mention of "baby"
    WND: Fetus in a bag
    Mr. Conservative: Baby fetus
    Liberty Unyielding: Fetus in a bag
    CNS News: Fetus in bag
    Washington Times: Fetus in a bag
    Christ Culture News: Fetus in a bag
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    Any outlet referring to this poor dead child as a fetus, has pretty much failed in every respect. Most will be doing it for exactly the relativistic, boundary-moving reasons one assumes, to make it more and more convenient to think of children as discretionary lifestyle accessories, but too many will be doing it just because they are cowards who want to report the story (i.e. woman with dead baby in her bag) without getting bogged down in a controversy and hounded by the first people who just are tired of us thinking of children as really living individuals until about the time they can start putting their own condoms on bananas.
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    I refuse to believe that you are that cynical about humans, michi

    In any case, I am too tired to delve into the philosophical underpinnings of moral relativism and its cultural effects on child rearing, so suffice it to say that I believe Occum's razor applies here. The use of the term fetus is because that is what it is commonly understood to be and given that seems to be how it was reported to the media by police, it was simply a transmission of the word. I doubt for a second that reporters or editors gave it a second thought or had some nagging concern about the definitional nuances and attendant cultural implications before deciding to use the term ...though I imagine that you would consider this a part of the problem, no?
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    I will stop being that cynical of what I am being cynical about (not people generally), once it stops living down to my lowest expectations.
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    It continues the simple premise that if liberals actually came out and said what they actually believe they would be run out of town on a rail. They must play word games on the fringe. It helps them defend undefendable positions and sleep at night.
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    :laugh:

    It's always people...
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    I am cynical about human beings and humanity for the same reasons Albert Einstein was: "Only two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. And I'm not entirely sure about the first one....."

    Human stupidity, depravity, and sheer lack of a moral compass know no limits. The term infinite falls short when describing them.
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    What's the reason for all the conservative news outlets using the word then?

    Or should we just pretend you didn't see the posts pointing that out upthread?

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