The New York Times (“The Truth Is Worth It”) recently reported on Louisiana’s new law restricting abortion. The Gray Lady’s Atlanta Bureau correspondent, Alan Blinder, wrote: “The measure would require an ultrasound test for any woman seeking to terminate a pregnancy, and forbid abortion if the test detects embryonic pulsing—which can occur before many women know they are pregnant.”
Embryonic pulsing?! Even the Devil must be laughing at these preposterous attempts to mask the truth…and aid and abet evil.
If a baby’s heartbeat can be described as an undeveloped pulsing, it is possible to obscure the reality of virtually any word or phrase. Rape? Perish the thought. We say, “coerced comingling” or “persuasive physicality,” which can occur before many men know they are engaged in the activity. And why not use “unauthorized redistribution” in place of burglary? Bestiality? “Interspecies romance” is less offensive to those in that community. Necrophilia naturally becomes “corporeal coupling.”
Euphemism? “Underplayed characterization.”
New York Times reporting? No. “Moronic expounding.”