Wednesday, August 03, 2005

AP - Panda Life Precedes Human Life

According to the Associated Press, a Panda's life begins at conception.

"A 13-year-old giant panda gave birth to a cub at San Diego Zoo, but a second baby died in the womb, officials said Wednesday."--Associated Press, Aug. 3

A human's life, however, does not.

"A cancer-ravaged woman robbed of consciousness by a stroke has given birth after being kept on life support for three months to give her fetus extra time to develop."--Associated Press, Aug. 3

For more on the latter story, check out tee bee.

All AP stories -- Note: if you search around, you will find different versions with "fetus" and "baby" switched in each story. I suspect it is because this kind of inconsistency is being exposed.
From Wall Street Journal's Best of the Web.

1 Comments:

At 2:10 PM, Blogger tee bee said...

I like how you highlighted baby in pink and fetus in red. That's probably how the AP editors are trained to see things: baby = fun, furry critter; fetus = lump of human tissue debris that may evolve into something human in about nine months or so unless we're not interested in it and have it removed.

 

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