A pro-choice group shifts into full gear to fight an abortion ban in South Dakota. The Campaign for Healthy Families announces the launch of a massive campaign tomorrow in the nation's capital.
The group claims anti-choice forces are using South Dakota to further their agenda to overturn Roe vs Wade.
South Dakotans rejected a law to outlaw abortions in 2006 and voters head back to the polls in November to decide on a similar ban.
The Campaign for Healthy Families kicks off their effort Tuesday at eight o'clock at the National Press Club in Washington.
It also looks as if it's taken verbatim from an abortion-advocacy press release.
These people should be ashamed of themselves. But then, if you think killing babies is okay, I guess blatant bias like this is no big deal, right?
And catch this! When I emailed the News Director and scolded him for allowing such blatant bias, he sent me this lame response:
As far as I know, groups supporting the ballot measure will not be appearing before the National Press Club on Tuesday. That in fact is: that’s what the story is about – the group is launching its campaign against it on a national stage. We will have more coverage on Tuesday from the perspective that they’re taking their campaign to a national level. No doubt we will have reaction locally from people who support the measure tomorrow.
So you see, you really don’t need to push the bias button.
Does this guy's wife work for Planned Parenthood or something? Since when it is not bias to refer to one side of a contentious issue using the term the other side uses to denigrate them? He's not calling the "Campaign for Healthy Families" pro-abortion, which they are.
Another one to share with NewsBusters!
UPDATE: After an email exchange Mr. Peterson relented slightly and changed "anti-choice" to "anti-abortion", which is still biased but at least accurate. Here's the screen capture showing the original wording:
Here's a close-up:
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