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NPR aired a story on how "abortion restrictions complicate access for Ohio women." Jennifer Ludden focused on a Cleveland abortion clinic called Preterm. Abortion advocates complained that pro-lifers were making abortions more dangerous with their restrictions. Nowhere in this story did NPR ever notify their national audience that Lakisha Wilson died from complications caused in the Preterm clinic on March 28, 2014.


The Bloomberg headline was shocking: “Grisly Language Propels Kansas Anti-Abortion Bill as U.S. Model.”

Bloomberg journalist Esme E. Deprez was tasked with informing readers about the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Act, which last month was introduced in both Kansas and Oklahoma. The writing experience obviously wasn’t pleasant for her.


Jill Filipovic at Cosmopolitan is protesting a pro-life group's "intimidation" mailer to abortion clinics on the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision.

On January 22, Pro-Life Action League sent a package to every abortion clinic in the U.S. Inside was a pair of plastic handcuffs, a photo of Oklahoma City abortionist Naresh Patel being arrested last month, and a note asking, "Could you be next?" 


If Planned Parenthood is so popular, why did a news station in the heart of the West Coast’s abortion stronghold – Sacramento, California – spotlight it in an investigation of shady expenditures by city council members?

And why did a complicit council member, when questioned ever so lightly about it, abruptly yank off her mic while still on camera and end the interview?


Pro-life activist Bryan Kemper was really looking forward to seeing his T-shirts on TLC. But he was shocked when viewing the October 2 episode of 19 Kids and Counting to see one of his pro-life shirts, but with the message "I survived Roe vs. Wade / Roe vs. Wade will not survive me" blurred out.


The movie Obvious Child is debuting across the pond, and before it has gone reviews and opinions from America, pretty much all pegging it as “the abortion romcom,” to quote The Guardian.

But the movie’s star, Jenny Slate (pictured above in a scene from the movie), doesn’t like that portrayal:


Comedienne Joan Rivers remains in critical condition today after going into respiratory and cardiac arrest August 29 during what has been described as a “routine throat procedure,” a “minor procedure,” and “outpatient surgery.”

Rivers was rushed by ambulance from Yorkville Endoscopy to Mount Sinai Hospital, located nine blocks apart.


Katie Yoder reported on Carter Eskew’s Washington Post article the other day on abortion being a “deeply affirmative value.” Eskew is a founding partner of the Glover Park Group public relations firm.

Planned Parenthood executive VP Dawn Laguens took Eskew apart in a drippingly sarcastic August 22 Huffington Post piece, “Thanks for the lecture”:


What a tough situation. From nola.com, July 3: "The Bill Cassidy Senate campaign announced Thursday that the candidate’s unmarried 17-year-old daughter is pregnant as she prepares for her senior year at a Baton Rouge high school."

Cassidy is a Republican congressman from Baton Rouge running against Sen. Mary Landrieu. The baby is expected later this summer:


The abortion industry did its best to pitch the movie Obvious Child as an “unapologetic” but “hilarious” romantic comedy about abortion, even as the director and star eschewed such a depiction. And therein lies the irony.

Abortion proponents want desperately to remove the stigma surrounding abortion, and they desperately hoped Obvious Child would be a “game-changing” vehicle to entice and persuade pop culture.


Yet another mainstream media outlet is crediting – or blaming, depending on one’s viewpoint – abortion supporters for the fundraising woes Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure has experienced in the aftermath of its realliance with Planned Parenthood, while ignoring any ire pro-life proponents may be demonstrating with their closed wallets.

From TribLive.com, June 23, which also perpetuates another falsehood in Pittsburgh:


Jackson Right to Life, in Michigan, followed all the rules when renting billboard space next to the Jackson Planned Parenthood.

For one glorious day a pro-life billboard towered over Planned Parenthood’s pathetic little abortion feeder with the simple but powerful message, “Choose Life = No Regrets.” There was only one problem: The billboard was on Planned Parenthood’s property.


Texas Democrat gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis received a hostile greeting in Los Angeles Thursday morning, when life-sized posters depicting her as “Abortion Barbie” began popping up throughout the city ahead of her fundraiser there.

The posters say “Hollywood welcomes Abortion Barbie Wendy Davis,” and they show Davis’ face on a mostly-naked Barbie doll with a plastic baby in her belly.


As is customary for a mainstream media outlet, Politico spun the results of its new poll question on abortion pretty much 180 degrees.

“When it comes to abortion rights, however, midterm voters are more aligned with Democrats than with Republicans: 54 percent say they support the right to an abortion either with no restrictions (19 percent) or some restrictions (35 percent)," they claimed. "Forty-five percent said there should be either a near-total abortion ban with some exceptions (34 percent) or a total ban on the procedure (11 percent).”


As Ken Shepherd noted on NewsBusters, on April 28 NARAL made a media splash by claiming it had gotten Google to remove a large number of “deceptive ads from anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers.”

And those “deceptions,” if true, were major whoppers. From The Washington Post:


In July 2013 MediaTakeOut.com broke the story that basketball star J.J. Redick had initiated an “abortion contract” with then girlfriend Vanessa Lopez to abort their baby.

The contract stated the couple would attempt to ”maintain a social and/or dating relationship” for one year after the abortion, and if Redick reneged he would pay Lopez $25,000.


Abortion proponents push for easy access to abortion, deemphasizing its after-affects to the point they absolutely refuse to acknowledge post-abortion depression, which further incapacitates those actually living through it.

This is such a tragedy. Charlotte Dawson, RIP, was born in New Zealand but achieved fame in Australia as a model and a judge on Australia’s Next Top Model.


Late last week came the news that Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation have agreed to pay $2 million in a wrongful death settlement to the surviving young son of a woman who died after an abortion at a Chicago Planned Parenthood in 2012.

This is huge news, no? Were this a settlement to a family whose loved one died because a hospital refused her an abortion, it would be broadcast everywhere.


A reporter for The Daily Texan, the student newspaper for the University of Texas, got it right when calling abortion supporters what they are – “pro-abortion” – five times in an article about a counter-demonstration held during the annual pro-life Texas Rally for Life on January 24.

The term even made the article’s headline. [see below page break for image]


Abortion supporter Eve Vawter thought it would be cute to use "adorable cats" to describe "10 reasons to have an abortion."

Her explanation: “I don't think the majority of women make the decision to have an abortion lightly.”