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.

Latest from Katie Yoder

The media are mischaracterizing a Supreme Court case by reporting a “false image,” according to the sponsor of a SCOTUS rally supporting Christian baker Jack Phillips. On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court heard the oral arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case. The case surrounds Jack Phillips, a Christian cake designer in Colorado, who refused to create a wedding reception cake for a gay couple, David Mullins and Charlie Craig, in 2012.


CBS and NBC are heralding today’s Supreme Court arguments as representing “one of the biggest cases of its term.” And while the coverage wasn’t perfect, at least they covered it. ABC didn’t. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, the United States Supreme Court heard the oral arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case. The case surrounds Jack Phillips, a Christian cake designer in Colorado, who refused to create a rainbow wedding reception cake for a gay couple, David Mullins and Charlie Craig, in 2012.


A new book is remembering the legacy of an abortionist whose services were “a kind of public utility, not unlike the water or fire department.” Except for that, instead of saving lives, she was ending them.


It’s a trend for women’s magazines and online sites to promote porn and herald “sex work” as “empowering” to young women. But that isn’t stopping one feminist journalist from speaking out against prostitution and the sex trade. Last month, Julie Bindel spoke at the National Center for Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) following the recent publication of her book The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Myth. While she is a self-described “left-wing secularist” and “proud out lesbian,” Bindel agrees with conservatives in the fight against the normalization of prostitution.


One of every three babies is aborted in New York City – a third of all the new lives conceived in the Five Boroughs. Seems newsworthy, but don’t expect to hear that number from the networks. The day after Thanksgiving, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its most recent Abortion Surveillance report, revealing U.S. abortion data for the year of 2014. For the pro-life movement, 2014 symbolizes the year after the conviction of abortionist Kermit Gosnell and the year before the Center for Medical Progress released its Planned Parenthood tapes.

 

It’s not enough that the media and entertainment industry give to abortion – they want other Americans to do the same. Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, encourages Americans to donate to charitable causes amidst shopping days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Women in the media, like Melissa Harris-Perry, and in the entertainment world, like Sarah Silverman, insisted that their Twitter followers make use of the day by supporting “reproductive rights” and abortion clinics.


There’s nothing that spells irony like buying Christmas cards – cards celebrating Jesus’ birth – that also benefit an organization that ensures millions of babies are never born. On Tuesday, actress Sara Coates asked her Twitter fans where to buy cards for Christmas that supported Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.


The Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. is arguing that freedom of religion doesn’t mean freedom from religion. On Tuesday, the Archdiocese of Washington filed a legal action in federal court against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) after it refused to run ads for the archdiocese’s annual “Find the Perfect Gift” Christmas initiative on D.C. public buses. In the past, many in the media have unabashedly attacked Christmas – so time will tell how they cover this latest case.


The pro-life movement only cares about people before they’re born, according to Joy Behar of The View. Last week, The View ladies discussed the scandal surrounding Republican senate candidate Roy Moore in Alabama – and his backing by evangelicals. Co-host Joy Behar took the opportunity to compare evangelicals who support Moore, who is accused of sexual misconduct, to those who are pro-life.


Sexual assault is a topic Charlie Rose has questioned others on multiple times – including one interview with comedian Amy Schumer. On Monday, CBS and PBS suspended host Charlie Rose after a Washington Post story reported on eight women accusing him of “unwanted sexual advances.” CBS has since fired him.


Women’s sites were in an uproar when Texas politician Wendy Davis was likened to “Barbie.” But when a columnist called women at Fox News the same, they kept quiet.


Hollywood entertainers routinely flock to promote abortion and Planned Parenthood, but one artist is breaking with the trend. Singer and songwriter Joy Villa recently confirmed she’s with the pro-life movement. On Nov. 15, the self-described #1 Billboard recording artist tweeted out against abortion and in support of adoption.


At a time when entertainment media routinely mock Christianity, a new museum is standing out by celebrating the Bible’s influence on America, in the world and in the media. The building houses everything from a page of the Gutenberg Bible to Elvis’ Bible.


Hollywood elites haven't just pushed sex on women. At other times, they've pressured women to have abortions, according to one R&B singer. On Monday, Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live YouTube channel published an interview between host Andy Cohen and popular ’90s female R&B group Xscape. The group, which split in 1998, recently reunited to take on new musical endeavors.


Giving to Planned Parenthood is ironically a family business when it comes to liberal billionaire George Soros. But rarely do big media outlets fully investigate the money flow.


One politician is calling on the media to report “coercion, not in America,” when it comes to healthcare professionals who refuse to participate in abortion.


While many in the liberal media herald abortion as “women’s rights,” they censor how abortion endangers women’s rights in the medical profession -- women who are forced to either help perform abortion or risk losing their jobs.

 

Actress Mila Kunis recently revealed her monthly donations to America’s largest abortion provider on Conan. But, just last year, she acknowledged her pregnancy as a “human inside.”


Feminists were outraged when the Women’s March announced a man, Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders, would begin its October Women’s Convention. That was changed, but it turns out, there’s another old, white man prominently connected to convention partners: liberal billionaire George Soros.


America’s largest abortion provider recently acquired new “big fans” from the reality TV world because, they discovered, it’s “nothing like” an abortion clinic. On Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the sisters visited Planned Parenthood for the usual propaganda festival.