Media helps Democrats distort abortion debate

5MonthFoetusWeb2004The Associated Press tells us that the “GOP-led House on Tuesday passed a far-reaching anti-abortion bill.” But don’t worry, Politico adds. It is “largely symbolic: The bill will be dead on arrival in the Senate.”

… The Democrats’ ill-fated gun restriction push was never a “symbolic effort” or “far-reaching,” was it? Coverage of the Newtown, Conn., shootings… was almost immediately turned into a debate over gun control. The Gosnell horror, when covered (which was sporadically), was sequestered from any broader discussion about morality or science or regulations or reform — or anything other than the crime itself.

… [T]he president claimed that 90 percent of Americans supported him… in favor of expanded background checks. What you may not have heard is that Gallup (and many others) consistently find that strong majorities of Americans oppose not only third-trimester abortions but second-trimester abortions, as well.

That is the reason, of course, that coverage tends to conflate all positions on abortion — throwing together those who believe that 22-week-old fetuses can feel pain and those who believe that a woman can avoid pregnancy while being raped if she prays hard enough — so they can focus on the all-important political implications (hint: terrible for Republicans) of a debate they’re already distorting.

~ David Harsanyi, Human Events, June 19

[Image of 20-week fetus by Science Photo Library via pregnancymomandbaby.com]

11 thoughts on “Media helps Democrats distort abortion debate”

  1. “Pretty much what I said yesterday, but better”
    I liked the way you said it yesterday. :)

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  2. The whole article was excellent and the comments very heartening.
     
    The lib media isn’t even pretending anymore.  They simply MUST continue their bias and their agenda, after all, because it’s what’s good for you and you are just too “stoopid” to realize it. If you criticize liberalism or Obama it’s because you’re a backward, woman-hating racist. Or you’re just retarded. And it’s ok to say you’re retarded, because Baba Wawa told me so.

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  3. “If you criticize liberalism or Obama it’s because you’re a backward, woman-hating racist.  Or you’re just retarded
    or you cling to your guns and religion.  Oh, same thing according to the msm.

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  4. So are Reps. Akin and Franks, with their bizarre rape obsession, fringe members of the PL movement?

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  5. I’ve already contacted both of my US Senators (one of whom is pro-life and the other who is Catholic in Name Only) to pass a Pain Capable ban. The House bill is only dead on arrival if we fail to pressure our Senators to do the humane thing. 

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  6. The lib media isn’t even pretending anymore.  They simply MUST continue their bias and their agenda, after all, because it’s what’s good for you and you are just too “stoopid” to realize it. If you criticize liberalism or Obama it’s because you’re a backward, woman-hating racist. Or you’re just retarded. And it’s ok to say you’re retarded, because Baba Wawa told me so.

     

    THIS!!!!

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  7. “So are Reps. Akin and Franks, with their bizarre rape obsession, fringe members of the PL movement?” They were not obsessed with rape, they are obsessed with stopping the ripping of limbs off innocent human beings. They were asked gotcha questions by a media bent not on having a rational, intelligent discussion about the balance of rights between the unborn and a women pregnant through sexual assault, but furthering the deaths of millions of unborn by using rape victims as human shields. Fortunately for us it betrays the fact that those who support abortion cannot defend it on its merits, but must resort to taking people out of context or purposefully misconstruing what they are saying for political gain. It’s no belief to rally the troops around or build a foundation, but a delaying tactic on the path to the dustbin of history. I urge you BlueVelvet, if you won’t join us in loving all of humanity, every last member, at least go around to everyone and talk about abortion as it is and as it happens. There will be no quicker way to turn people away.

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  8. My entire family went all out and called many friends and relatives to tell them to contact their congressional reps and urge passage of the bill. I was hoping my own rep would be persuaded to vote pro-life, but I think he’s afraid of the DC pack, and alas, joined the Gosnell supporters.
    We’ve never really reached out like that before, and what it revealed was surprising – people that we knew were pro-life were informed, but many who we weren’t quite sure of where they stood lacked knowledge about the issue – too many assumed abortions only happened very early in pregnancy, and when we said 20 weeks is actually 5 months along – they were in shock!  Additionally, when we told them it’s completely legal to abort at 24 weeks in all 50 states, they simply couldn’t believe it. 
    We need a comprehensive, district by district survey about how informed voters are regarding life and the abortion issue.
    Whether someone is pro-choice or not, it would be really good to know if they understand what they are talking about, particularly when it comes to pregnancy.

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