So did slave owners.
De-personalize a certain class of human beings, and you can use, abuse or eliminate them however you choose.
That’s exactly what’s happening in the new civil rights movement that covers the pre-born to the not-yet-dead. One of the strategies is to change the language, including “diagnoses” like “persistent vegetative state”. No one wants to think of a human being as a vegetable.
Good. Don’t. Because no one is. Tell that to Jane Brody.