Katie Yoder is Associate Culture Editor, the Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow at Media Research Center
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, entertainment and religion, with a special focus on feminisim, including abortion. Katie has covered life issues from the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell to the media coverage of the March for Life and Women's March. Her work has received attention from numerous media outlets including Fox News, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The New York 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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Samantha Bee is demanding women take action against a man who could make abortion illegal. Or so she says. On her show Full Frontal July 18, host Samantha Bee ordered women to get “hysterical” over President Trump’s pick for next Supreme Court Justice: federal judge Brett Kavanaugh. She needn’t worry – they already have. But Bee’s fuss over abortion sounds like crying “wolf” after she called pro-lifers “d**kheads” of “toxic bullsh*t” in 2016 – not to mention other abortion outbursts.
At a time when feminist media place utmost importance on careers, Paula Faris is making a revolutionary move: She’s changing roles at ABC to focus on a faith project – and to spend more time with her family. On Wednesday, Faris announced her departure from The View and the weekend edition of Good Morning America for a new position at ABC.
Sex proves God Is a Woman, Ariana Grande and Elle suggest of her upcoming single. Not intelligence, talent, strength, or even love. Nope. It’s sex that empowers women. On Wednesday, Elle magazine announced its August cover star: singer Ariana Grande. Inside, deputy editor Katie Connor spoke with Grande on everything from politics to her upcoming single, God Is a Woman – which is, Connor revealed, about sex.
Women’s magazines aren’t just for fashion and makeup anymore. No. They’re also for abortion. On Monday, President Trump announced his pick for new Supreme Court justice: federal judge Brett Kavanaugh. Writers for women’s magazines from Glamour to Teen Vogue immediately produced stories warning about what the nominee could to do to “your abortion rights.”
Comedian Lizz Winstead’s vocabulary to describe Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh consisted of one main word: “F***.” On Monday night, President Trump announced his pick for new Supreme Court justice: federal judge Kavanaugh. The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead took time out from a Janelle Monae concert to bash the new pick.
An arm of the “world’s biggest news and information provider” is suggesting #MeToo helped the U.S. becoming one of the most dangerous countries in the world for women. That puts it on par with Syria – a country accused by the U.N. of government-endorsed rape.
Two of the three broadcast networks ignored a recent Supreme Court decision on abortion where justices sided with the pro-life movement. Compare that to 2016, when all three covered a Supreme Court decision – but justices sided with abortion supporters instead.
ABC didn’t report on the Supreme Court abortion case Wednesday morning. But the network did air footage of abortion protesters – misidentifying them as travel ban protesters.
The media are very worried about Justice Kennedy leaving for one main reason: abortion. On Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement. The media immediately expressed fury that, with a pro-life judge as replacement, Roe v. Wade might be overturned. The 1973 Supreme Court decision legalized abortion on a federal level in the United States. Overturning it would leave abortion up to the states – but media figures from The New Yorker to Salon warned about abortion vanishing.
After facing challenges in the media, the legal system, and Hollywood, a movie revealing the story of “America’s biggest serial killer” is set to hit theaters. On Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter (THR) broke the news that distributor GVN Releasing will open a film about infamous Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell to as many as 750 theaters in October. According to the filmmakers, the creation and release of Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer hasn’t happened without overcoming hurdles – including in the media.
Comedians aren’t joking about the Supreme Court’s latest decision on abortion and free speech. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court decided that California can’t force pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise abortion. Justices voted 5 – 4 in the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra case that challenged California’s 2015 FACT Act.
Sony Pictures Classics is releasing a new film starring Peter Fonda as scheduled – following the actor’s tweet threatening to “rip” the president’s 12-year-old son “from his mother’s arms” and place him in a “cage with pedophiles.” Not everyone has been so lucky after other obscene tweets (think: Roseanne Barr).
Although the entertainment industry often mocks Christianity, it’s applauding a song popular among Christians after one 13-year-old’s performance. On Tuesday night, Jeffrey Li sang a rendition of Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up” in an audition for America’s Got Talent.
Taking children from their parents is wrong – whether they’re born or unborn. But many in Hollywood and the media are accusing pro-lifers of only focusing on the unborn while, at the same time, they only focus on the born. Following reports of children separated from their parents after crossing the border illegally, many celebrities and media attacked the pro-life movement for caring about unborn babies but not “actual” and “living” children.
Separating children from their parents is wrong – including when they’re in the womb. But don’t expect actress and producer Lena Dunham to understand that. Dunham once publicly wished she had an abortion, so her moral compass isn’t exactly stellar.
Teen viewers of 13 Reasons Why will get a taste of abortion on top of suicide and graphic sexual assault, according to one main actress. On Friday, actress Anne Winters revealed to Elite Daily that the popular Netflix highschool show will bring up abortion in the third season “for sure.” Winters plays Chloe, a cheerleader and girlfriend to Bryce.
Pope Francis is wrong, according to one famed atheist and media-beloved figure. Abortion is about avoiding “human suffering,” not eugenics. Over the weekend, CNN and The Associated Press reported that Pope Francis condemned the abortion of those with birth defects or disorders as the “white glove” equivalent to Nazi eugenics. Hours later, on Monday, author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins reacted to Pope Francis’ words.
While the liberal media routinely push for abortion as a part of “women’s rights,” they’re calling out companies that reportedly pressure women to choose abortion – due to a New York Times piece. On Friday, NYT published a piece on the “Epidemic of Discrimination Against Pregnant Women at Work.”
Americans “really push back” when presented with abortion on TV and in films, one pro-life leader stressed in reaction to Hollywood writers recently campaigning for more abortion scenes. On Wednesday, pro-life legal group Americans United for Life (AUL) hosted “Women Speak 2018: A Symposium on Life Without Roe” in Washington, D.C.
13 Reasons Why is dark. And it just might be getting darker. Justin Prentice, who plays the character Bryce in 13 Reasons Why, is hinting that the next season of the popular teen Netflix show might just feature an abortion storyline.