Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Yes, Virginia, there is media bias

The Irish Times is infamous within the pro-life movement for irresponsibly running with the story that a young woman named Savita Halappanavar had died because she was denied an abortion. Irish pro-lifers familiar with Irish medical practice were skeptical-- and sure enough, the reporter later admitted that Savita may not have wanted an abortion at all. Of course, the damage was already done. Far more people read a headline than a retraction.

Perhaps that was the purpose. As this very well-done video documents, the Irish Times has a long-standing bias against defenders of life.

Of course, pro-abortion media bias is not limited to Ireland; the United States suffers from it in spades. We should always take abortion stories with a grain of salt.

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