Author J. Budziszewski calls it a diversionary tactic of remorse. Abortion providers and seekers try to deny what they are doing by calling it something else. They exhibit remorse as they cover up their misdeed with sugar-coated language.
I am not doing what I am obviously doing. I am doing something else. Something harmless, defensible, maybe even honorable. Yeah, that’s what I am doing.
No one wants to restrict another person’s freedom, so I am merely supporting choice. No one should be forced into anything, I am just backing her decision not to remain a mother. Yeah, that’s all.