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Liberal Media slams Texas Pro-Life Bill

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 life [1]The liberal mainstream media, which includes outlets like Reuters, continues to misreport the facts. In Reuters’ latest piece [2], 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% [3] 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.