December 9, 2008
Planned Parenthood learns to speak South Dakotan
When I say tree, what comes to mind? A tree, right? When I say abortion, does anyone think of "healthy families?" Of course-freaken-not. Welcome to the bad means good deception-laden language we in South Dakota now speak fluently.
Over in England, Oxford Dictionary just decided to drop terms related to Christianity from their dictionary and include words like mp3 and broadband. Words like disciple, saint, bishop, chapel, altar, monk, nun, pew, saint, and of course sin didn't make the cut.
Here in the States, Planned Parenthood finally confesses (religious word alert) they are abandoning their old vocabulary and embracing words that distract people away from what they are really doing… killing human beings.
Those who sell abortions are talking now about how they won here in South Dakota. From high up in her Berghof at Planned Parenthood HQ in Minneapolis, Sarah Stoesz (who personally resided over the killing of 707 South Dakotan's last year) says they won in part because they set aside some of the choice-based language they've used over the years. She says they've learned it's time to "give up the old rhetoric and use language that is empathic and that people relate to."
Empathic?????????????? Sorry. I had to reboot my brain for a second because this is coming from cold-hearted people who have no compassion on living human beings (who feel pain at eight weeks) and people who could care less about women who say abortion hurt them. Empathic? These are the folks who spent millions in South Dakota this fall manipulating an entire state's empathy toward one baby who tragically died (the Campbell baby) all to divert attention from the fact that they want license to kill hundreds of other babies. From now on I will call her Sarah Double O Stoesz.
Kay Stieger of RH Reality Check blog writes;
But it wasn't a strategy run only by outside consultants, with slick advertisements and catch phrases like "My Body, My Choice" or "Keep Your Rosaries Off My Ovaries." In fact, the word "choice" was abandoned by the coalition fighting the abortion ban in South Dakota altogether. Instead, the coalition took a pro-family approach, using the word "baby" where mainstream pro-choice groups would have used the word "fetus."
"We were completely ready to and did redraft all of the usual rhetoric that is used by people on our side," Stoesz said. She noted a lot of feminists on the national level were upset at a pro-choice campaign that would abandon rhetoric built on for decades, but Stoesz isn't sorry she abandoned the rhetoric. "As the head of Planned Parenthood [in the region] I'm responsible for keeping the sole abortion clinic in South Dakota open and I'm responsible for making sure there is a strong base of support for women's reproductive health in South Dakota," she said. "South Dakota isn't Manhattan. It isn't San Francisco. It isn't even Chicago and it's not even Minneapolis. It's so different. The culture is so different."
The culture in SD is so different. Let me translate… we can't win if we talk about what we are really doing - these people will vote us off the planet if we use terms like dismembering, bludgeoning, and infanticide. To profit in a state like South Dakota, we need to talk about families because these people love children. I know, it's hard to imagine.