In Abortion, Democracy, Education, Free Speech, Media, Values on February 5, 2010 at 3:33 pm
The 37th Annual March for Life in Washington D.C. counted record numbers of people – up to 400,000 marchers in D.C. and over 80,000 joined the Virtual March for Life – with no accurate national media coverage.
As for the national coverage that the March did receive, CNN’s Rick Sanchez wasn’t sure which side had more protesters. CNN’s footage shows a few pro-choice advocates then a huge group of pro-life protesters. It’s shocking that CNN wouldn’t admit to the overwhelming numbers of pro-life supporters in attendance and appeared to not understand the main purpose of this protest.
Jack Cashill, an independent video producer, was appalled. “Their performance in 2010 convinced us that the issue at hand is not ignorance or incompetence, not even bias, but outright fraud.”
Cashill produced a video which calls out the media for not representing the March in 2010 as well as in 2009. The video also shows interviews from March for Life attendees.
National news outlets have a responsibility to the people to show the news as unbiased and accurate. With so many disparities it is hard to know which news sources to trust. Previously mentioned on a UFI blog post regarding the Prop 8 trial, it is hard to find reliable news sources that tell all sides of the story.
Since unbiased news is essentially non-existent in today’s culture, where can we turn to for news? Both liberal and conservative news outlets can be informative but it’s important to realize that most entities do have an agenda. The problem arises when these news outlets won’t acknowledge that they are writing news from a particular perspective—claiming to be neutral when they’re anything but.
Our suggestion: Read both sides. Choose a conservative website or two and a liberal website or two. If you read both sides, you’ll have a basis to compare information and be more able to sift through until you find the truth. You’ll certainly be more informed and better able to articulate your position.
What are your favorite sites to read the news? Leave them in a comment below to share with your fellow UFI blog readers.
In Abortion, Constitution, Courts, Democracy, Planned Parenthood, Sanctity of Life, Stem Cells, Supreme Court, Uncategorized on January 25, 2010 at 12:47 pm
70 percent of women who under go an abortion say they wouldn’t do it again if they faced another unwanted pregnancy, about 60 percent experience emotional distress, and 16 percent suffer from severe distress warranting professional psychiatric attention*.
That story is rarely told.
Last Friday, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, that story was told–over and over again–by hundreds of experienced parents who know the emotional toll of abortion. Heart-rending tales of regret took the stage as these parents spoke out in pro-life rallies across the country–watch some here.
Legislators and every day citizens need to know the facts, not just their political preference.
For more facts, read United Families International Issues Guide found here.
*(Emotional distress following induced abortion: A study of its incidence and determinants among abortees in Malmo, Sweden. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology (1998): 173-178)
In Abortion, Democracy, Families, Family Planning, Free Speech, Grassroots, Planned Parenthood, Sanctity of Life, Stem Cells, Values on January 15, 2010 at 4:23 pm
The 2010 March for Life will be held Friday January 22nd in Washington D.C. The theme is “Stand Up Now! Unite for the Life Principles–No Exception! No Compromise!”
Americans United for Life is hosting the first free Virtual March for Life. There’s a new feature now that will allow you to create a personal “avatar” and show your support for the pro-life movement, even if you can’t make it to D.C. Thousands have already joined to show their support.
The first March for Life was held January 22, 1974 organized by grassroots pro-life leaders to memorialize the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision and to peacefully petition Congress to make amends. The first March in 1974 boasted 20,000 participants while the 2009 March had over 200,000 marchers.
Visit their website for further details.
If you are in the Western United States, Walk for Life West Coast is hosting their Sixth Annual event on Saturday January 23, 2009 in San Francisco. Over 30,000 walkers attended the peaceful rally in 2009.
Check out their website for more details.
Be sure to check with your local pro-life groups for events coming up in the next week. Many groups are hosting marches or rallies in cities throughout the United States.
In Abortion, Free Speech, Grassroots on October 19, 2009 at 1:18 pm
This weekend demonstrators took to the streets in Madrid to opposes the socialist government’s proposed liberalization of national abortion laws. The proposed alterations would make abortions widely available and allow girls as young as 16 to obtain abortions without parental consent.
United Families joined with the 42 other Spanish groups that gathered to denounce this legislation and stand up for life. And it was a huge success. Estimates of attendance run anywhere from 250,000 to almost 2 million.
Whatever the actual number may be, it was a large crowd with a large voice in favor of life. The many demonstrators carried signs such as:
- “Every Life Matters”
- “For Life, Women and Motherhood”
- “Women Against Abortion”
- “Madrid 2009, Capital of Life”
- “Right to Life”
During the demonstration, individuals across the political and social spectrum addressed the crowd with fervent support for life, mother hood, and even fatherhood.
Actor Eduardo Verástegui, who starred in and produced the pro-life film Bella, told the crowd:
“Men in society have taken as their own the radical feminist message that men have nothing to do with the decision to go ahead with the life that they have had a part in conceiving. This paternal responsibility has been drowned and many men, the young especially, have come to believe that they have nothing to say and that their ’50 percent’ is of no value in defending human life. Let us put an end to the padlock that gender ideology has placed over the mouths of men!”
The magnitude of the march has made it abundantly clear that despite the government’s liberal agenda, Spain is still a country that honors life and the family, and the people of Spain will not allow a radical government to violate those values.