Southern Baptist official: The words ‘zygote’ and ‘embryo’ oppress unborn persons

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 9:51 EDT
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Words commonly used to refer to the developmental stages of an embryo — and even the word embryo itself — are used as a tool of oppression, according to the president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

Dr. Russell Moore made the comments last week during a prayer at the Susan B. Anthony List 2014 Campaign for Life Gala.

“Father God, as we see the tables cleared away tonight we know that tomorrow morning a young woman will probably be looking at two lines on a pregnancy test wondering what to do,” Moore said.

“We know that tomorrow morning legislators in this city will be deciding whether or not to oppress the most vulnerable around us, not only with laws but also even before that with words, referring to persons you have created in your image as simply zygotes or embryoes or fetuses or crisis pregnancies rather than persons, neighbors, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters.”

He added that “Planned Parenthood does not have the final word in history” and that “love is unabortable.”

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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