05 Aug So Much for Unbiased Media
Posted at 13:25h in Uncategorized
The headline makes it very clear that the writer of this “news” story has a very definite angle.
“Anti-abortion centers receive at least $4 million from US coronavirus bailout.”
But just in case, the writer follows up with this: “Payouts of forgivable federal loans to crisis pregnancy centers may total up to $10m while Planned Parenthood had to return $60m.”
We’re not just quibbling about the tone of the piece of word choice, though. (“Anti-abortion” sounds shrill and angry, yet it’s far from what pregnancy clinics do: offer women information, resources, and choices.)
Later on, the writer incorporates downright falsehoods into the piece.
“Crisis pregnancy centers often operate out of storefronts with the look and feel of full-service reproductive health clinics. However, the organizations often provide ‘sham’ medical treatments such as abortion ‘reversal’ pills, oppose modern birth control methods and exaggerate medical risks of abortion to persuade women not to have them.”
This writer is far from alone. Every day stories online, in print, on television–in every medium–try to instill doubt in the mission of pro-life pregnancy clinics, and their ability to carry it out.
That makes the Right to Life League’s mission all the more vital: to support our affiliate pregnancy centers, to reach out to women and families that are struggling, and to share the truth about the inherent dignity of every human life.