I was recently criticized for using the word â€œpro-abortion.â€ Itâ€™s only in the last few years that Iâ€™ve switched (most of the time anyway) from â€œpro-choiceâ€ to â€œpro-abortion.â€ Since I grew up with the word â€œpro-choiceâ€, the word pro-abortion feels a little awkward, yet at the same time, I believe in using correct terminology. The word â€œproâ€ means to support. I am pro-life because I support life and someone who supports abortion is pro-abortion. So why, then, do we use the term â€œpro-choice?â€ From what I understand from people like Bernard Nathanson, the slogans â€œpro-choiceâ€ and â€œfreedom of choiceâ€ were invented and then popularized by abortion advocates as a way of gaining public support for abortion. The language of â€œchoiceâ€ enabled them to draw the debate away from abortionâ€”the killing of an innocent human beingâ€”and instead focus on the idea that laws prohibiting abortion were depriving women of a â€œright to choose.â€ When you look honestly at the facts, abortion becomes extremely difficult to defend and therefore must be dressed up or disguised. And that disguise is the word â€œchoice.â€ But what affect does this have on our every day conversations about abortion? Does is turn people away from listening or does it bring the discussion back to what itâ€™s really all about? I happen to think the shift is a good thingâ€”bringing us back to the issue at handâ€”real women being harmed by abortion and real babies dying.