New Google Extension Allows Users to Change 'Pro-life' to 'Anti-choice'
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2016 Feb 23
A new Google extension created by an abortion advocate will allow the words “pro-life” to be changed to “anti-choice” in all articles and websites when the program is being used.
LifeNews.com reports that the program involves special features and functions that can be added to the user’s browser.
The program is supported by the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund (NIRH).
“We thought it was a really interesting and creative idea,” Andrea Miller, the president of NIRH, told ThinkProgress. “We agreed with her that the language in this discussion really matters.”
Abortion advocates like Miller believe that labeling those against abortion as “pro-life” demonizes those who are pro-abortion.
“The term ‘pro-life’ is inaccurate in this argument – although it is a powerful tool in the fight against women’s health rights – as it serves to demonize individuals who are pro-choice by suggesting that in their support of a woman’s right to choose what is best for her own life, they also advocate for death in some way,” stated Miller.
Abortion advocates are promoting the program as “a more accurate framework” for a discussion about abortion, but pro-life advocates disagree.
“Can anyone explain how this is allowable?” Jazz Shaw of Hot Air asked after discovering the program. “Once the altered text shows up in one liberal blogger’s window it can be copied and pasted into other sites (within the limits of fair use laws) as if that was how the material was originally published.”
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Publication date: February 23, 2016