Capitol Connection Episode 117
What’s In a Word?
Words matter. But what happens when the language we use distorts the truth or no longer matches reality?
On this week’s Capitol Connection Podcast, we discuss:
- How Planned Parenthood reportedly didn’t like that now former CEO Leana Wen continued to say only women can get pregnant
- The term “manhole” being banned from Berkeley, California city code
- Colorado State University’s attempt to deem “America” and “American” offensive terms in their new “Inclusive Language Guide”
- And a report from The New England Journal of Medicine detailing the tragic death of baby who died because when the mother, who identified as a man and was listed as a male on her medical records, was hospitalized with abdominal pains the doctors did not treat her for labor and delivery.
These stories highlight the need to respect the dignity and worth of all people while also rigorously debating philosophical arguments about the controversial issues of our time.
We can, and must, treat others with dignity and respect while standing for truth in the public square. This week’s program closes with someone leading the way in doing just that – Abby Johnson, the real-life story behind the groundbreaking film “Unplanned,” in an insightful interview with NFA’s executive director, Karen Bowling.