Accuracy in Media

WASHINGTON — The liberal media slammed the passage of the pro-life bill in the Texas state legislature, where a ban on abortions after 20 weeks was passed by a majority of state legislators.

stand for lifeThe liberal mainstream media, which includes outlets like Reuters, continues to misreport the facts. In Reuters’ latest piece, titled “Texas poised to enact abortion restrictions despite opposition”, the title insinuates that a majority of Texas disagree with the pro-life bill.

The article only cites abortion advocates such as Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights, but not prominent pro-life groups such as the National Right to Life and the Family Research Center. The pro-life movement is only referred to as the “anti-abortion” movement in the article and nothing related to their Twitter hashtag campaign, #Stand4Life, was ever mentioned in the article.

The article hints that abortion rights are being curtailed as “twelve states have passed a version of the ban on abortion after 20 weeks” and three of them have had these laws blocked by the courts, due to the “controversial research that a fetus feels pain by that stage of development”.

But, to the contrary, a majority of 62% of Texans support this ban on abortions after 20 weeks. Overall, Americans support a ban on abortions during the second-trimester and support a ban on abortions during the third-trimester (which is where the 20-week ban takes effect). The approval ratings of these late-term abortions? 27% and 14% respectively.





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