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By Diogenes (articles ) | Jan 05, 2006

The Chicago Tribune wrestles with the diction of reality.

Kane County officials are considering criminal charges against a 24-year-old Wayne man today after a head-on crash near South Elgin resulted in the deaths of three people, including a woman and her nearly full-term fetus.

Fetus.

April M. Simmons, 27, of the 1000 block of Adrian Street, Yorkville, and her fetus were pronounced dead at Sherman Hospital in Elgin following the Wednesday night collision in unincorporated Elgin Township.

Fetus.

The woman and her husband, Ryan Simmons, were married three years ago and were expecting a little girl, WGN reported. A room of their home already was decorated for the child.

Child.

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  • Posted by: - Jan. 06, 2006 5:01 AM ET USA

    Which just goes to show that even the Chicago Tribune is forced to admit that no expectant parent points to the newly decorated child's room and says: "And this is the fetus' bedroom..." I suspect that even officials of Planned Parenthood prepare a 'child's bedroom' prior to the happy event - assuming that they have any 'happy events' for which to prepare...

  • Posted by: Fr. William - Jan. 06, 2006 12:58 AM ET USA

    Baby girl Simmons was living in a place designed by God: the womb. Baby girl Simmons was going to be living in another place decorated by her parents in their home: a room. All the while, the Chicago Tribune wrestles with the Truth: that before time began, God knew baby girl Simmons, a baby, a child of God, now living forever, we hope and pray, in Heaven.

  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - Jan. 05, 2006 10:13 PM ET USA

    That's right "verum res"...not yet a child... but a "little girl," none-the-less. It's a wonder such reporters don't choke on the words they choose to tip-toe around reality.

  • Posted by: - Jan. 05, 2006 9:53 PM ET USA

    The child sleeping in the room was going to be in the future. Hence the disconnect...by then, in the minds of the MSM, she would have been a "child," even if now, she is somehow, apparently, not yet a child?

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