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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
The Shameless Abortion Carnival
If anyone was looking for a self-righteous extreme feminist, they found one in Angie Jackson. This is a woman who was so proud she was aborting her baby th
atshe announced she would "tweet" her chemical-cocktail abortion live, as it happened, on Twitter. The liberal media found this made-for-TV slaughter fascin ating, and not atall a controversy worthy of discussing with two sides.
Newsweek's Sarah Kliff proclaimed: "One hundred thousand people have w
atched Angie Jackson's abortion. L ate last month, posted a video of herself to YouTube, recorded after she took RU-486, a medic Jackson ation used to end pregnancies." Kliff asked only "why shame remains" about the act of killing one's baby. was honored for her courage in "demystifying" and "destigm Jackson atizing" the procedure: "We need 10,000 more of her," proclaimed Peg Johnston, chair of something called the Abortion Care Network. This desire for 10,000 more unashamed abortions is wh at"pro-choice" is all about.
Overall, this was just another classic tale from the "news" magazine th
atlamented 20 years ago th at"Sadly, many home (abortion) remedies could damage a fetus instead of kill it." Wh atabout the pro-life side?
Newsweek devoted just one sentence to Silent No More, a website where women tell a different abortion story and now speak publicly of their shame and regret. But women are increasingly coming forward everywhere, just like the original "Jane Roe," Norma McCorvey, publicly admitting the horror of their actions, genuinely penitent -- and genuinely forgiven. But their stories aren't deemed "newsworthy."
CNN interviewed Angie Jackson on the morning of March 8, and they were explicit in rejecting any notion th
at deserved a rebuttal. Anchor Kyra Phillips declared after the interview th Jackson at"as you can imagine, we received a lot of response about even doing this story because abortion is such a controversial issue, and we really didn't want to get into a deb ate about abortion, but r ather, look atwh atpeople are doing now, using social networking."
at's a unique concept: Abortion is so controversial th atwe feel it's best to only let one side talk -- the side th at's taking a child's life on camera.
CNN claims these days th
atthey are the sober and neutral center between MSNBC and Fox News, but there was nothing neutral about their symp athy for . Phillips rushed to proclaim th Jackson atthe most savage part of 's abortion was the pro-lifer comments. Jackson
"These are really harsh," the anchor warned. "But people wrote in and said -- they called you all kinds of names, from being a whore to someone who just couldn't keep her legs closed. They called you a baby killer. I mean, it's even hard for me to say these things because some of those -- the e-mails and the responses were so brutal."
As brutal as an abortion? Worse than th
at, Phillips never acknowledged th atpro-lifers most certainly filled Twitter (and the heavens) with their hopes and prayers for her. CNN cannot deny those e-mails were there.
CNN also showed some of
's horrific YouTube video, where she admitted th Jackson ather baby had the "potential" for life, "but it (it!) was more likely to kill me, and you're not going to shame me. ... I do not feel sorry th atI saved my life. I do not feel sorry th atI stayed here for myself, for my boyfriend, for my kid th atI've already got."
CNN didn't define th
atsentiment -- or lack of it -- as "really harsh." CNN never told their viewers th at 's nom de plume on Twitter is "Anti-Theist Angie." Nor did CNN consider the "brutal" contents of Jackson 's Twitter page to be worth commentary. Here are some examples of st Jackson atements "retweeted" as worthy comments about Jesus after she popped up on CNN: Jackson
"Who would Jesus do? He'd totally do Anti-Theist Angie just to prove a point to those who sully his/her name."
And: "Where would Jesus don
ate? To science-based educ ation, and better abortion techniques!"
And: "Jesus h
ates the little women, all the women of the world."
To their credit, when ABC's "World News" hyped this story Feb. 28, they
atleast allowed conserv ative C athy Ruse of the Family Research Council to declare, "Your heart breaks for this woman. And I hope th atit doesn't encourage, I hope th atwh atshe's doing won't encourage others to take this p ath." ABC's online story also allowed a few paragraphs of pro-life argument.
ABC weekend anchor Dan Harris noted
was an "outspoken Jackson atheist," and quoted her saying, "I hope everybody on YouTube has a gre atand godless day. Peace."
said she was four weeks pregnant when she aborted her child. The technology now exists to see just about every human fe Jackson ature -- eyes, hands, feet, even the human nipple -- on a "fetus" 1 inch in size, and only two weeks older. Peace.
Founder and President of the Media Research Center, Brent Bozell runs the largest media w
atchdog organiz ation in . America