NPR style guide tells journalists: 'Babies are not babies until they are born'

By The Christian Post

Royal baby article on NPR website, published Oct. 15, 2018, captured May 23, 2019. | Screengrab/NPR

A supervising editor at National Public Radio has advised NPR staff that it is incorrect to use the word "baby" to refer to a child in the womb and warned against using terms like “partial-birth abortion” and “the unborn.”

Mark Memmott, the supervising senior editor for standards and practices at the privately and publicly funded media organization, recently posted a “guidance reminder” relating to abortion “procedures, terminology and rights.”

The guidance comes in the wake of a number of states passing what pro-life activists call “heartbeat” bills that restrict abortion once a heartbeat can be detected.

Source:The Christian Post