NPR Bans 'Pro-Life,' 'Pro-Choice' Phrases

05/26/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

If you're like most people, you talk about the abortion debate using a couple of simple, concise terms whose meaning we can all pretty much agree on (no matter how bitterly we disagree about the underlying politics): pro-choice versus pro-life.

At NPR, however, that doesn't fly anymore. As of this week, journalists at the radio network are under orders to refrain from using those two phrases.

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