Thursday, February 25, 2016

Straight out of “1984”: Google Chrome Extension Changes “Pro-life” to “Anti-choice”


By Luis Zaffirini

On February 17, the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund (its name tells you all you need to know about its position on abortion) released an extension for the Google Chrome web browser. The extension is called “Choice Language.”

Extensions are small add-on programs that modify the way the Google Chrome browser functions. They typically help you perform an often repeated function more quickly or easily.

What does “Choice Language” do? One thing: its function is to take every instance of the term “Pro-Life” in web pages that the user is viewing and change it to “anti-choice.”

For now the extension is only available using the Google Chrome web browser.

It’s bad enough that “pro-life” is replaced with “anti-choice” in major news headlines, but even direct quotes are no longer safe! So if someone accurately describes me as “pro-life Luis Zaffirni,” it would become “anti-choice Luis Zaffirini.”

So if your feelings about two-word hyphenates are stronger than your capacity to comprehend what you’re reading, this is the app for you.

The longer description from the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund is filled with anti-life animus:

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