“Saving nature’s unborn from Gulf oil disaster,” the headline at CNN reads.
Hard to know how the oil spill threatened them, but the subject looked interesting.
So I clicked on it, to find that it was a feel-good story about efforts to relocate clutches of sea-turtle eggs to beaches away from oil stains.
Nice. But ask yourself this about the language of American journalism today, the next time you think about abortion: Why is an animal awaiting birth unborn, while a human awaiting birth is lump of tissue?