[lg policy] US: Reviewing NPR's Language For Covering Abortion

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Thu May 30 02:34:11 EDT 2019


National Public Radio

Reviewing NPR's Language For Covering Abortion

The debate over abortion rights is emotionally charged. The language NPR uses to discuss the issue should not add to the drama.

This principle applies, of course, to any number of topics in the news that NPR covers. But the legal battle over the right to an abortion is particularly fraught, and the language used to discuss it has become a key tactical weapon used by both sides as they seek to tap into those emotions...What follows is an explanation of what NPR's policy is and the thinking behind it, along with a few thoughts from listeners and readers on how they hear the language.

Full story:
https://www.npr.org/sections/publiceditor/2019/05/29/728069483/reviewing-nprs-language-for-covering-abortion

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