Appeared in Vol. XI, No. 3, 4

A large number of contemporary words have been disassociated from the reality and truth they were meant to convey. Language serves as a mediator between the mind of man and the “extra-mental” world. to misuse words is to destroy that vital link with the truth. It frustrates the function of the word which is to communicate reality. this is a major problem in the contemporary debate over abortion. In this thought provoking article, Dr. DeMarco studies the rhetoric of the debate and demon- strates how the divorcing of words from the truth they were intended to convey promotes a pro-abortion ideology since it implicitly denies a world of objective values.

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