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Editorial: Media report ‘Hail Satan’ vs. ‘Amazing Grace’ as a game




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It would serve us well if the media would report both sides of the highly emotional abortion issue, so that people could make informed decisions based on facts rather than emotions. Facts are scarce, however, if you rely on news reports.

In Texas, Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst have gone on record vowing to pass a pro-life bill in a second special session. In the first session, a pro-life bill was passed by the House and would have passed the Senate, but for a filibuster by state Sen. Wendy Davis. As the filibuster ended, a shouting match from rowdy opponents prevented a vote before the midnight deadline.

If you notice, as the national hysteria about the Texas abortion issue continues, coverage of the murderous Kermit Gosnell case has ceased. Gosnell is the Philadelphia doctor sentenced to life in prison on three counts of first-degree murder. He was known for performing late-term abortions and, when babies were born alive, he used scissors to sever their spinal cords, tossing them aside with the garbage.

The Texas bill, in addition to the 20-week-term limit on abortions, also addresses sanitary conditions of abortion clinics to prevent such tragedies as happened with Gosnell in Philadelphia. But what gets the headlines is that poor women will not be able to get abortions. This bill is about so much more, including the health and safety of those seeking abortions.

A group wanting to show the truth about late-term abortions produced an ad showing a picture of a hand holding a tiny, approximately 22-week-old baby. The ad says, “This child has no voice, which is why it depends on yours. Speak Up.” At least three major newspapers have refused to run the ad.

Media coverage of the debate in Austin continues to show it as little more than a game between the orange team (pro-abortion) and the blue pro-lifers. As the orange group hurls epithets such as “Hail Satan,” pro-lifers sing “Amazing Grace.”

Nor do the media ask why it is so important that women be allowed more than five months to decide to abort their babies.

Just follow the money trail. Abortion is big business, as Gosnell discovered. If some clinics are forced to close, as opponents claim they will be, it will be for the good because they cannot abide by the health-safety standards required by this proposed legislation.

Rather than report the facts, the media prefer to report on the blonde Davis, who “courageously” donned pink tennies and had a catheter inserted into her body to prepare for her 11-hour stand against late-term abortion. I’ve not read one account where anyone in the media asked her why late-term abortions are so important to women, especially when 12 states already ban them.

Babies born late-term, at just more than 20 weeks, survive all the time now. I have a friend who was born at barely 26 weeks, and that was more than 20 years ago! As technology has advanced, the age of viability has improved correspondingly.

In a society that promotes “free sex,” it is understandable that it also demands free contraceptives -- and then free abortions when contraceptives fail.

But all this does not solve the real problem of placing a huge physical and emotional toll on women and, in a manner of speaking, making women prisoners of their own bodies. Contrary to what feminists claim, perhaps abortion does not free women as much as it frees men who want to have free sex.

What’s going on in Austin this week is more than a game between orange and blue. It is about right and wrong, and whether or not grace overcomes Satan.
 

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