Despite the fact that tens of thousands of people showed up in
Washington and other cities for last Friday's "March for Life"
events, media coverage from the major secular news agencies was
The nation's mainstream media has once again shown its
pro-abortion bias. According to the Media Research Center (MRC), in the 40 years
since the first March for Life, the media coverage has been
consistently lopsided in favor of the pro-abortion perspective.
Rich Noyes, MRC's director of research, said The New York
Times has virtually ignored the march for five years
"It is just not a consequential event as far as they're
concerned, even though tens of thousands of people show up," he
tells OneNewsNow. "They'll cover a handful of people [protesting]
in front of the White House for some minor liberal issue, but this
huge display of outpouring on the abortion issue doesn't meet their
criteria of news, apparently."
Noyes points out that in 2011, not one of the broadcast networks
-- ABC, CBS, or NBC -- covered the March for Life.
"Journalists are on the
pro-choice, pro-abortion side of this debate," he argues, "but the
public is much more split [on the issue]. Depending on how you ask
the question, a slight majority is in favor of legal abortion or a
slight majority call themselves pro-life. But the public is
conflicted -- journalists are not."
An estimated 55 million babies have been aborted since the
Roe v. Wade ruling 40 years ago.