MRC praises CBS drama for fair treatment of pro-lifers

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
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Bill Bumpas, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)

capture from CMP video #8A media watchdog is praising CBS for its fair treatment of abortion and pro-lifers on a long-running political drama. 

The airing of an episode of "The Good Wife" in November was noticed by The Media Research Center, which had complained of propaganda-like treatment of abortion on ABC's "Scandal" during the same time.

MRC spokesperson Katie Yoder says "The Good Wife" used the summer-long Planned Parenthood video scandal as the basis for an episode that showed "liberals' intolerance" toward the pro-life movement.

"And 'The Good Wife" should commended for doing so," says Yoder, who talked to OneNewsNow about the "Scandal" episode last month.

MRC writer Alexa Coombs explained in a lengthy story that "Restraint" showed a pro-abortion attorney reluctantly representing a pro-life group whose secretly recorded videos could be banned pending a liberal judge's order.

Coombs explained that fictional scenario mirrored the actual legal case against Center for Medical Progress, which had released the bombshell Planned Parenthood videos but was sued by an abortion rights group to keep them from being released.

"This is about free speech and you know it," the attorney tells the judge in a private conversation.

"No, I don't know it," the judge responds. "This undercover tape is disgusting."

Like the Planned Parenthood videos, "Restraint" shows an abortion official eating yogurt while discussing the cost of selling fetal organs – "a heart or a liver."

Instead of cutting out the pro-life argument, says Yoder, the episode "fostered a discussion and raised questions, and left viewers thinking about the pro-life argument."

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