A pro-life organization is calling for balanced reporting on the
pro-life issue, especially in light of the upcoming election.
The National Right
to Life Committee (NRLC) claims the mainstream media is
quick to paint a harsh and negative view of the pro-life movement,
including verbal mistakes made by pro-lifers like Todd Akin (R-Missouri). Meanwhile, it refuses
to report on just how radical other candidates are on abortion.
Carol Tobias, president of the NRLC, provides
examples of the media's bias on the issue.
"President Obama would not support legislation that would ban
abortion for sex selection," Tobias notes. "He did not come
out in support of a ban on abortions for children who can feel
pain. He's radical in that he wants our tax dollars to pay for
abortion, and yet he is never called out on anything like that. The
media are giving him a free pass."
On the other hand, the pro-lifer points out that the media
is going after presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and his
running mate, Paul Ryan, making them look extreme for wanting to
protect unborn children.
"Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have the same position that a
majority of Americans do -- that unborn children should be
protected," the NRLC president reports. "It's not fair in that
they're not going after President Obama and letting the American
public know that he would support abortion for any reason for
all nine months of pregnancy and he wants our tax dollars to
pay for it."
With the election quickly approaching, Tobias
stresses the importance for voters to be fully informed. That,
she says, can only happen with balanced reporting.