From the transcript of NPR's "All Things Considered," with two NPR on-air personalities:
MICHEL MARTIN: All right. So that's Houston. But then moving to - on to Austin and Dallas, the police response in those cities has been very different, right?
WADE GOODWYN: It has. In Austin, three people were shot by police over the weekend by what the Austin Police Department described as, quote, "less lethal" ammunition. But there's a photo of a pregnant woman protester lying on the ground. She's reportedly screaming, my baby, my baby. That was posted to Twitter. She and her unborn child seem to be recovering, but it's traumatized Austin. And she was shot in the stomach with pellets.
I know these are serious matters and one shouldn't laugh, but I couldn't help but find at least some humor in the fact that pretty much the only way one can get NPR to acknowledge a fetus or an embryo as a "baby" or an "unborn child" rather than a woman's body or a choice or a reproductive right to be protected all the way to the last minute is for the clump of cells to be wounded while protesting police violence or brutality. I await the Planned Parenthood or NARAL protests of NPR.