Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Y'all know how much I love journalistic jargonry.

Here's one I haven't come across before.

"patient groups" is the new word at the Grauniad for the abortion lobby.

The Catholic church is exhorting Catholics to oppose parliamentary reform of abortion law (Catholics must mobilise against abortion reforms, says archbishop, September 30) despite support for pragmatic modernisation from medical and nursing bodies and patient groups. The legal requirement for two doctors' signatures can delay women from abortion care. Reforms would permit abortion under the 24-week limit to be offered on the basis of informed patient consent and good clinical practice, as with other medical treatment.

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