Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Liberalism Of The Associated Press On Display: Again

Read this article about an abortion clinic in Kansas.

What got my attention was this paragraph:

The licensing law is part of an unprecedented surge of anti-abortion legislation that has advanced through Republican-controlled legislatures in many states. Collectively, the measures create an array of new obstacles -- legal, financial and psychological -- for women seeking abortions and doctors performing them.

This is a prime example of how the media promotes it's far-left agenda.

Notice the verbiage.

"Anti-abortion" legislation. It is always anti-abortion, not pro-life. Conversely, it is never pro-abortion it's pro-choice.

The measures create an "array of new obstacles". The legislation is not intended to save the life of unborn children. It's not intended to regulate a health care facility to be sure women are provided safe abortions, something all on the left are always blathering on about. We need to keep abortion legal so women do not have to go to back alleys for abortions. Isn't this legislation attempting to regulate the practice to keep it safe? No, according to the AP it is not attempting to make the abortion safe for the women or save the life of the child, it's intended to block women from exercising a "choice" or "family planning".

Then there is the "psychological" obstacles. How exactly is the AP determining that the bills being passed are damaging women psychologically? What measure did they use to determine this? Without a way to determine it definitively it becomes an opinion.

Nothing new here, just venting.


Alligator said...

Chuck, many times I've heard people say, "When will the MSM get it? When will they tell the truth?"

I don't think they ever will because they have sold themselves to be the house organ of the Democratic party. They see their job now as promoters, not reporters of party policy.

Unless and until those news organizations collapse and some conservative rebuilds the ruins, they will be part of the problem.

Chuck said...

Alligator, there is nothing for them to get. They are doing exactly what they want to do.

Always On Watch said...

Believe it or not, I do know some Dems who are pro-life.

Of course, the msm will never mention that fact!

Brooke said...

The terminology, as you pointed out, is foul and obvious. Sadly, the average sound-byte MSM watcher has been so conditioned he doesn't even know what he's hearing.

Phill Senters said...

I think they DO get it. They are just pushing their own agenda.

Chuck said...

AOW, I have no doubt there are. We have Republicans that are pro-abortion

Brooke, it's part of the narrative now

Phil, right on

Alligator said...

Members of Republicans for Choice:

* Susan Collins of Maine
* Mark Kirk of Illinois
* Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
* Olympia Snowe of Maine
* Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas

* Deborah Pryce of Ohio
* Judy Biggert of Illinois
* Brian Bilbray of California
* Mary Bono Mack of California
* Ginny Brown-Waite of Florida
* Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia
* Michael N. Castle of Delaware
* Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania
* Rodney P. Frelinghuysen of New Jersey
* Kay Granger of Texas
* Lynn Jenkins of Kansas
* Leonard Lance of New Jersey
* Greg Walden of Oregon

Margaret Hoover, Republican strategist and a regular on O'Reilly's show, is pro abortion. She's very liberal on many other positions as well.

Meghan McCain, that "new voice of the Republican Party, the leftist media like to trot out, says she is pro-life (which I had difficulty finding confirmation of). Almost every other position she takes seems counter to being pro-life and has drowned out any pro-life statements she has made.

If Hoover and McCain are indeed the new voice of the Republican Party, then there is no option but to create a third party.

Chuck said...

Alligator, or purge this one