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“Fetus” banned

A recent Spokesman-Review article informs us that bureaucrats in Washington have ruled out the use of seven words or phrases in Health and Human Services documents. One of those words is “fetus.” that word is now politically incorrect.

The word “fetus” is Latin, chosen by anatomists/physicians hundreds of years ago to describe the person, the little human being, in the womb. All of us in our life journey have been little ones.

Do little ones have a right to life?

James J. Flynn



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