I sign up deliberately for a lot of email lists where I disagree with the outlook and messaging. For example, I get many Guttmacher emails about “attacks on reproductive rights.” I’ve never believed the outraged headlines. I simply wanted to see what those folks are researching.
I’d assume they would want to ramp up the rhetoric right now. But how? It’s been so over the top for so long.
Pro-lifers, too, need to watch out on this file. If we are outraged all the time, we cannot alert people to true dangers. It’s getting harder and harder in a world of fake news. It takes facts and figures. Like yesterday, Pat Maloney from Run With Life let us know that where CIHI (Canadian Institute for Health Information) reported 23,746 abortions in Ontario for 2014, the number is actually 45,471 abortions, based on OHIP billings.
This is news you can use and also, news you cannot dispute. This can be simply stated, no outrage required–make of it what you will.
I know I have outrage fatigue. Here’s my commitment to not add unnecessary outrage to the world.