Planned Parenthood has always boasted close ties to the media – but not this close. A media figure is now in charge of finding the next president for America’s largest abortion provider. In a Wednesday press release, Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced that its president, Cecile Richards, would step down from her position in May. Board chair Naomi Aberly named those conducting the “search” to replace her “outstanding and dynamic leadership.”
While many big name celebrities regularly champion abortion, one reality TV star is calling pregnancy the “most beautiful, empowering, and life changing experience I’ve had in my entire life.”
The liberal media are all for tolerance – but all bets are off when op-ed columnists question adherence to abortion. On Thursday, The New York Times published op-ed columnist David Brook’s “Abortion Memo.” In his “imaginary” memo on “late-term abortions,” a Democratic consultant advised Democratic leaders to end the party’s obsession over abortion.
Abortion used to be a private matter between a woman and her doctor, but when the family of Tim Tebow is involved then it's everybody's business. That was the liberal narrative in 2010 when, in a Super Bowl commercial, Tim thanked his mother Pam for giving him the gift of life. Liberals cried "foul!" then and now USA Today has named it among the most controversial Super Bowl ads of all time.
Surprise! There’s yet another group of showbiz women to unfollow this year. It seems Broadway is just as reflexively liberal as Hollywood, and a bunch of stage starlets are showing their their solidarity with the abortion factory-operators at Planned Parenthood.
In an opinion piece published by the Louisville Courier-Journal, self-described “faith leader” Rev. Lauren Jones Mayfield expressed her support for legalized abortion and argued that she is aligning herself with “the oppressed.” Mayfield, who “is on the board of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky,” said supporting legalized abortion coincides with her beliefs.
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.
Friday's New Day displayed a rare example of a CNN anchor hitting liberal guests on the issue of conservative women not being welcome at so-called "women's marches" that actually advocate exclusively liberal public figures and positions on issues. At one point, host Alisyn Camerota even commented: "You're only pro-women you agree with."
Forty-five years ago, on January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court handed down the infamous Roe v. Wade decision that made abortion on demand the law of the land. Sixty million abortions later, we are still battling over the disastrous ruling, in court and in the culture wars.