Sunday’s New York Times carried reporter Amy Chozick’s exit interview with Cecile Richards, the retiring president of Planned Parenthood: “Planned Parenthood Chief, Exiting, Plans Her Next Move.” She led off with an unlikely anecdote from Richards making pro-lifers out as hypocrites and the leader of America’s largest abortion mill as an advocate for women’s health care.
Pro-life women have long felt excluded by the Women’s March, which claims to stand for all women. Now, their concerns are being voiced on an unlikely show: The View. According to one co-host, the march supporting abortion leaves pro-life women, like herself, feeling “left out.”
In a surprising turn of events, Sunday’s episode of HBO’s Crashing presented a pro-life message, despite the main character becoming an atheist in the second season premiere. In the episode titled “Bill Burr,” Pete Holmes hangs out with comedian Bill Burr, who goes on a hilarious and accurate tirade pointing out the silliness of insisting that abortion isn’t killing a baby. Bill explains, “They're just sayin' because it doesn't look like a baby yet, it's not a baby. It's like, well, let 'em finish."
A former abortion worker is sharing her testimony, from storing aborted babies in milk jugs to learning to sleep in the dark again, in order to tell others like her: “get out.” Her story focuses on one of the most-underreported major crimes in years.
As the media race to share the news that Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards is reportedly stepping down, only conservative outlets appear to be including the pro-life reaction. On Wednesday, after sources revealed to Buzzfeed that Richards plans to leave Planned Parenthood after serving as president since 2006, pro-life leaders released statements to the press. They noted the “trail of misery” “this most devoted practitioner” of abortion leaves.
A teenage mother who made nationals headlines last year is speaking out to those who, like her, faced unplanned pregnancies. On Friday, MRC Culture spoke with Maddi Runkles at the 45th March for Life held in Washington. Maddi attracted nationwide attention after The New York Times highlighted her story last May.
The ties between the media and the abortion industry go deep. For proof, look no further than the 280 awards Planned Parenthood has bestowed upon the media – including 10 this year. On Monday, America’s largest abortion provider handed out “Media Excellence Awards” to 10 journalists and outlets that promote or defend its agenda. Planned Parenthood admitted on Twitter that it chose the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in the U.S., on purpose to celebrate “journalists, outlets & activists who are committed to advancing the cause of reproductive health, rights & freedom.”
Love him or hate him (and most liberal sports media hate him) Tim Tebow’s name always draws attention. Heisman Trophy winner, NCAA national champion, former NFL QB and current minor leaguer with the New York Mets, Tebow is the most famous Christian athlete in America. And his mom has gotten her share of attention too.
Time is everything, especially when it comes to understanding the media’s priorities. At the end of January, there were two marches the same weekend both claiming to stand for women. But the network coverage was anything but similar.
For a second year, the networks are favoring a march supporting abortion and other lefty causes over a march for life. During their Saturday news shows the first evening of the Women’s March, ABC, CBS and NBC spent a total of 6 minutes, 43 seconds highlighting the event. In comparison, following Friday’s March for Life, the three broadcast networks spent just 2 minutes, 6 seconds on the pro-life rally.
New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters covered the annual pro-life march in Washington, D.C. under this petulant headline in the print version: “President Reaches Out To Foes Of Abortion.” (Otherwise known as the annual March for Life.) The paper has traditionally ignored the annual march entirely, while devoting copious space to much smaller left-wing protests like those supporting amnesty for illegal immigrants.
2 minutes, 6 seconds. That’s how much time the networks spent on more than 100,000 marchers this Friday. That’s how much time the networks gave an event where President Trump spoke. That’s how much time the networks gave a rally remembering 60 million unborn who perished through abortion.