MRC Hosts Tweetfest to Slam Media Censorship of #AbortionHorrors

November 3rd, 2015 9:11 AM

Many in the media have a fascination with scary stories, but oftentimes they're all too happy to ignore the real horror stories – especially when it comes to abortion.

In response to the media’s censorship of abortion, the Media Research Center will host an #AbortionHorrrors tweetfest from 10 a.m. until noon Nov. 3. The Twitter campaign will slam the media coverage of three ghoulish stories in particular: Michigan abortionist Michael Roth, the Planned Parenthood videos and Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell. 

Watch the promotional video below:

Tell the stories the media won’t by using the hashtag #AbortionHorrors on Twitter.

When Michigan police first found containers of “human tissue” in the trunk of abortionist Michael Roth’s car in October, local news reported on the story. But ABC, NBC and CBS didn’t bat an eye during their national news shows – not even when authorities raided Roth’s home and office.

And the coverage doesn’t get much better with Planned Parenthood. Last month, MRC Culture found the three broadcast networks had aired a mere one minute and 20 seconds of the videos exposing the abortion giant.

During their news shows, ABC, NBC and CBS haven’t covered the release of a Planned Parenthood video since July. In other words, the networks skipped over the last seven videos released by the Center for Medical Progress.

The media similarly stayed silent on the case of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Gosnell's trial, in which witnesses described baby abortion survivors “swimming" in toilets “to get out,” attracted a scant 12–15 reporters. Only after 56 days, multiple letters from members of the House of Representatives and a public outcry, did all three broadcast networks report on Gosnell.

The Facebook event page encouraged tweeters:

“Just as pro-lifers pressured the media into reporting on abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s ‘house of horrors’ abortion chop shop, pro-lifers can pressure the media into covering the disgusting truth about abortionist Michael Roth.”

Tweeters may also find sample tweets on the event page as well as below:

Sample Tweets: Michigan abortionist Michael Roth

Halloween has nothing on #AbortionHorrors.

WHO is Michael Roth? The media won't tell you. #AbortionHorrors

The media LOVE horror stories. Except for this one. #AbortionHorrors

Say what?? Nets Ignore 14 Containers of ‘Human Tissue’ Found in Abortionist’s Car --> #AbortionHorrors

Sample Tweets: Planned Parenthood Videos

Nets covered Cecil the Lion into October. Haven't covered a Planned Parenthood video since July. #AbortionHorrors

.@ABC, @NBCNews, @CBSNews skipped over last SEVEN Planned Parenthood vids. #AbortionHorrors

News shows have aired 1 minute, 20 seconds of the Planned Parenthood videos. TOTAL. #AbortionHorrors

Tell the media: Babies deserve LIFE. Not #AbortionHorrors.

Aborted baby hearts are NOT "cute." #AbortionHorrors

DEMAND moderators ask about #AbortionHorrors at the next #debate.

Check it out! Politicians calling out the media's censorship of #AbortionHorrors.

Sample Tweets: Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell

There were 15 reporters at Gosnell's trial. Can we get that many to cover today's #AbortionHorrors.

56 days. THAT is how long it took before all three networks covered Gosnell. #AbortionHorrors