Katie Yoder

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Associate Culture Editor

Katie Yoder works as the associate culture editor for the Media Research Center. As the Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow, Katie's coverage has been instrumental on a variety of issues in relation to the media including family, feminism, entertainment and religion, with a special focus on abortion. Katie has covered life issues from the March for Life and the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell to the videos exposing Planned Parenthood's harvesting of baby parts. Her work has received attention from numerous media outlets including Fox News, The Washington Times, EWTN, HLN, and One America News Network. Katie has spoken on these issues in both radio and TV appearances. Before her current position, Katie interned at The Heritage Foundation after graduating from the University of Virginia with a major in English and a minor in Foreign Affairs.

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Aborting unborn babies with Down syndrome “hearkens back to neo-Nazi Germany,” according to Sarah Palin. On Tuesday, Fox anchor Martha MacCallum invited former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin on her show, The Story, to discuss a CBS report claiming that Down syndrome is “disappearing” in Iceland. CBS got it wrong: rather than the genetic disorder “disappearing,” unborn babies with Down syndrome are “disappearing” – via abortion.

Unborn babies with Down syndrome in Iceland are being aborted in astonishing numbers – but that’s not how CBS reported on the news. On Monday night, CBS News On Assignment investigated Down syndrome “disappearing” in Iceland with correspondent Elaine Quijano.


A baby is in the forecast for one ABC meteorologist. And while the network often devalues unborn life, her pregnancy announcement on air boasted a pro-life message.

At a time when Hollywood routinely mocks Christianity, one award-winning star is standing out by advising teens to pray to God. On Sunday night, actress Candace Cameron Bure won favorite comedy TV actress at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards for her role in Fuller House. During Fox’s preshow livestream, Clevver TV hosts Lily Marston and Joslyn Davis presented Cameron Bure with a surfboard trophy.

As the Hollywood world celebrates abortion, one Twilight actress is challenging the narrative – by promoting the “miracle” of unborn life. 29-year-old Nikki Reed graced the September cover of Fit Pregnancy while discussing, inside, the pregnancy of her first child with husband Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries).

It’s a rare sight when a Hollywood star challenges an argument for abortion. But then, this is an argument so incomprehensible that even the most strident abortion supporters are likely shaking their heads in dismay.

One former Planned Parenthood employee is hoping to expose America’s largest abortion provider from the inside out. And the devil’s in the details. On Monday night, Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director turned pro-life activist, appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight to reveal how her previous employer really operates.


America is great, according to one young actress, because of Planned Parenthood. Never mind that millions of Americans are missing today because of the abortion giant. On Tuesday, actress Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, Hugo) unabashedly advertised her support for Planned Parenthood by displaying a bright pink baseball cap.

As countless celebrities champion an organization that destroys the unborn, one actress is standing out as pro-life – by protecting the newborn. Earlier this week, Glamour published an interview with actress Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) by Alex Morris, a contributing editor at New York magazine and Rolling Stone.

The liberal media preach diversity and tolerance. But when it comes to abortion, they don’t walk the talk. On Monday, Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, revealed that his party “will not withhold financial support” from pro-life candidates, The Hill reported. But the liberal media, on Twitter, translated that to mean a “betrayal of every woman” by “dumshit democrats” who can “fuck themselves.” Because, as one New Yorker writer put it, abortion should be allowed “at any point in pregnancy.”

As the debate over defunding Planned Parenthood rages on, some activists embedded in the film industry are taking the opportunity to push abortion into entertainment. This year, Hollywood is undertaking two new projects to highlight an underground network that aided in thousands of U.S. illegal abortions in the ’60s and ’70s: independent film Ask for Jane and Amazon movie This is Jane. And (shocker), Planned Parenthood activists are involved in the task.

If there’s one thing the media can agree on with British baby Charlie Gard, it’s that his life made a difference. On Friday, little Charlie passed away after his life support was withdrawn. He would have celebrated his first birthday next Friday, August 4.

It’s standard operating procedure: the liberal media consistently censor or twist coverage of the undercover Planned Parenthood videos. That’s why, as new footage emerges, it’s critical for American citizens to watch it for themselves. In light of recent attempts by Congress to defund Planned Parenthood, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released a new video Thursday of a Planned Parenthood medical director revealing late-term “dismemberment” and partial-birth abortion protocols.

Take it from a liberal media expert: pro-life conservatives are really “vampiric” “vultures” who “exploit” “dying babies” to create their own “spectacle.” That’s according to one Salon writer – who seems to be wearing her own pair of spectacles.

When it comes to the value life, the networks are prioritizing a baby animal above a baby human – down to the very minute. During Tuesday morning’s news shows, the three broadcast networks combined spent more time on a 3-month-old orca’s death than on a 11-month-old British baby’s impending death.

With incessant coverage on everything from slut-shaming to the Women’s March, the liberal media claim to stand for all women. All women, unless they disagree with a liberal agenda, that is.

In an interview earlier this week, an MSNBC host appeared more worried than even Planned Parenthood’s president over the push to defund the abortion giant. On Tuesday, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards appeared on Lawrence O’Donnell’s MSNBC show, The Last Word, to discuss the GOP health care bill and its inability to win enough support in the Senate.

New poll findings reveal that the liberal media, applaud abortion “healthcare” as “moral,” are out of touch with nearly half of the United States. And so, while the media readily cite polls supporting their agenda, it’s doubtful they’ll report this one.

While the three broadcast networks have resumed coverage of British infant Charlie Gard, their coverage is lacking: only NBC has covered the recent efforts to grant Charlie and his parents permanent residency in the United States.

At their best, sports represent a place where Americans can come together – no matter their differences – to root for their team. Despite the best efforts of liberals at ESPN and other sports media outlets, sports largely defy politics. It’s what makes them special. Important.

But one professional women’s basketball team (and, of course, its media fans) couldn’t care less about being divisive.