Last week, I wrote a post about how NPR identifies people who support or oppose abortion. It engendered a lively debate inside and outside NPR. Today, some top editors got together to review the 2005 policy and decided to no longer use “pro-choice” or “pro-life.”
Here’s the memo that was just distributed to all NPR staff:
“NPR News is revising the terms we use to describe people and groups involved in the abortion debate.
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This updated policy is aimed at ensuring the words we speak and write are as clear, consistent and neutral as possible. This is important given that written text is such an integral part of our work.
Read More: By Alicia Shepard, NPR Ombudsman