Moral need to speak truthfully
In the April 16 opinion piece, “100 days of Democratic leadership in the House,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy states, “We have fought tirelessly against infanticide, a brutal practice of murdering infants born alive after a botched abortion; this is not a pro-life issue — this is a matter of doing what is morally right.”
Given his stated desire to do what is moral, is it too much to ask that the congressman representing California’s 23rd congressional district not lie?
Abortion is a medical procedure. “Infanticide” is not part of the procedure. The congressman might have used “lateterm” abortion instead. But this too is a procedure that does not exist.
The words we use matter. The foundation of morality as taught to children includes the admonition to not tell lies.
Because the congressman is not using medically accurate terminology when discussing the medically complex subject of abortion, he is spreading disinformation. This is the opposite of his moral and ethical responsibility to tell the truth when communicating to his constituents, colleagues and the general public.
– Jeremy E. Grenemyer, Chowchilla