Major News Style Guide Tells Reporters ‘Don’t Use Pro-Life, Pro-Choice or Pro-Abortion,’ Instead Say ‘Anti-Abortion or Abortion-Rights’

Journalists are being told not to use the terms “pro-life” and “pro-choice” when writing about abortion. 

The Associated Press issued new guidelines for the topic of abortion Monday. The writing stylebook says to now “use the modifiers anti-abortion or abortion-rights; don’t use pro-life, pro-choice or pro-abortion unless they are in quotes or proper names. Avoid abortionist, which connotes a person who performs clandestine abortions.”

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