In the introductory paragraph to the Dobbs opinion that overturned the constitutional “right” to abortion, Justice Alito recognized that America is deeply divided on the matter of abortion. Some Americans believe, as we do here at AmericanProlifer.com, that abortion is the intentional killing of a preborn human being and should be treated as any other homicide. Others think abortion is a fundamental right and should always be allowed without regard to the right to life of the unborn child. Others, believe that abortion should be restricted in some circumstances and allowed in others.
Abortion presents a profound moral issue on which Americans hold sharply conflicting views. Some believe fervently that a human person comes into being at conception and that abortion ends an innocent life. Others feel just as strongly that any regulation of abortion invades a woman’s right to control her own body and prevents women from achieving full equality. Still others in a third group think that abortion should be allowed under some but not all circumstances, and those within this group hold a variety of views about the particular restrictions that should be imposed. Justice Alito, Dobbs v. Jackson
While the American people may be conflicted, the legacy corporate media is almost unanimous in it’s radical pro-abortion stance.
Tennessee Trigger Test
This week, Tennessee’s trigger ban will come into fell effect. The law makes it a class C felony for an abortionist to kill a child through abortion. The only exception is meant to provide the necessary latitude for doctors to save the life of a pregnant mother.
How the media covers this story tells us a lot about where the media stands.
As for the people of Tennessee, they are solidly in the pro-life side of the American divide over abortion. In 2014, in a vote almost identical to the Kansas Value Them Both Amendment which stated there was no state right to abortion in the state constitution, Tennesseans voted 53% to 47% in favor of Amendment 1. The result was a good one taking into consideration that the media and abortionists painted the usual doom and gloom scenarios and liberal interest groups outspent the pro-lifers by an almost 3:1 ratio. Then, in 2019 the Tennessee legislature passed the Tennessee trigger law, named the Human Life Protection Act, by overwhelming margins: 26-5 in the TN Senate, and the 69-24 in the House.
As it stands, on August 25th, Tennessee abortionists will have to stop killing unborn children. From what perspective will the media cover this? Will they focus on the loss of women’s “rights” & “bodily autonomy” and on the shutting down of women’s “healthcare” facilities? Or will they focus on the fact that the enforcement of Tennessee’s pro-life laws will save thousands of preborn babies’ lives from being taken? Or will the media take the middle road and argue about what boxes should have to be checked before the life of the preborn child can be legally taken?
Let’s take a brief survey of the coverage from Tennessee’s main online publications.
The Tennessean.com published an article titled,Tennessee’s abortion ban to take effect Aug. 25, in which the information given is solely from the perspective of the abortionist, with absolutely no mention being made of the right to life of the preborn child.
The trigger law will criminalize providers of abortion care, and the law includes no technical exceptions that many other state abortion bans do.Tennessean.com
Similarly, TennesseOutlook.com takes the side of the abortionists in an article titled: With abortion ban days away, clinics prepare to close. In this article, reporter Anita Wahwani decries the loss of abortion services. The opening paragraph exemplifies the total prejudice in mainstream media reporting, even in local outlets in pro-life states.
Over its 48-year history, CHOICES became the first clinic to provide abortions in Memphis, and now it is the last. On Wednesday, the facility’s staff will treat their final abortion patient just ahead of the state’s total ban.TennesseeOutlook.com
For 48 years this abortion mill has been killing children, around 4,000 every year, that’s almost 200,000 babies lives taken in just one abortion facility. The fact that those babies will now stand a chance to be born and enjoy life is not mentioned anywhere in the article. No, instead of even feigning to give an equal perspective of the abortion divide mentioned by Justice Alito, the legacy press and it’s young ideological “reporters” act as megaphones for the pro-abortion side.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press focuses instead on the the criminalization of abortion in its article entitled: Abortion becomes illegal in Tennessee on Aug. 25; here’s what the law says.
To interpret the meaning of the law, the Chattanooga Times Free Press does not go to the legislators or pro-life activists who helped to craft the law, but instead to Planned Parenthood, the nations largest abortionist.
“Under the Trigger Act, the patient is not subject to criminal prosecution – only the providers and people who assist the provider in performing the abortion,” said Wallace Dietz, the law director for Metro Nashville, who spoke Thursday during a livestreamed forum co-hosted by Nashville Mayor John Cooper and Planned Parenthood.Chattanooga Times Free Press
If this is how the media is covering the expectation of enforcement, can anyone doubt what their focus will be once the pro-life laws are enforced?
The national press of course is much much worse even than the local press, but as can be seen from just a brief survey of local news sources, the media is ideologically pro-abortion to the extent that they fail to even consider the very purpose behind the legislation they are supposedly reporting on – the protection of the right to life of the preborn – and instead simply cover the stories as the abortion activists would.
America is suffering a severe moral crisis and is, whether we see it or not, in the midst of a cultural revolution.
Abortion is one of the cornerstones of the godless woke cultural revolution; meanwhile, the corporate press have abandoned their role as journalists and have become emissaries of the woke ideology.
Young conservatives need to go into journalism and demand better. Conservative businessmen are also needed to provide the outlets for this young talent to develop and inform the people of this country that there are different perspectives from the radical pro-abortion one.
What is clear is that the dam of negative media coverage is about to burst, and as can be seen by the coverage given to the upcoming enforcement of pro-life laws in Tennessee, the corporate media cannot be trusted in any state no matter how conservative the population of the state.