Now lest I startle a few of you, we just returned from the awesome First LCMS Life Conference and Walk for Life in Washington DC. The above was mentioned by a panel discussion participant as something we pro-life advocates need to refine ie "picking the correct word when referring to abortion" . The statement was made by an Armed Forces connected individual. He didn't expand his statement or tell us which term he preferred. But my husband who is a hunter and NRA thinks he might have meant we use " killing" as the word for the duties of a soldier in war, and a hunter of animals. which is Biblical. The word "murder" should be used when premeditating to kill another human being outside of war and in the act of abortion, as prohibited in the Fifth commandment. He emphasizes the premeditated part be considered in calling it " murder".. Anyone care to tackle this gruesome dilemma? I had never given it a thought . but I acknowledge now a soldier could be concerned.