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The History of Big Media Attacks on Crisis Pregnancy Centers

“On the Offensive”

The Early History of the Media Monopoly’s Coordinated Assault on Crisis Pregnancy Centers

The Maleficent Seven
1. CBS
2. RCA/NBC
3. CapCities/ABC
4. the New York Times
5. the Washington Post
6. Gannett/USA Today
7. and Time-Life.

The cooperation between the seven major media monopolies and Planned Parenthood was vividly illustrated in a series of co­ordinated stories during the eighteen months between October 1985 and March 1987 and again during the summer of 1992.

Concerned that the grassroots pro-life movement was at last gaining an upper hand in the abortion battle, Planned Parent­hood put together a well-orchestrated, heavily-financed, no-holds­ barred, negative public relations campaign. The campaign was aimed at the more than three thousand counseling centers established by pro-lifers in order to offer women, in the midst of crisis pregnancies, abortion alternatives and genuine help.

The centers, which were typically small, poorly financed, and run by volunteers, apparently had begun to substantially cut into the abortion trade. But, perhaps more importantly, they had also begun to steal Planned Parenthood’s thunder. The cen­ters were receiving favorable publicity from many quarters for their “helpful contributions to the process of developing informed choice on abortion.”

Planned Parenthood argued that many women were making appointments at the alternative centers thinking that they were actually abortion clinics. From time to time the volunteers at a few of the centers would allow that illusion to persist in the hopes of gaining a fair hearing on the facts of fetal development and the risks of abortion procedures. Although such tactics were ex­tremely few and far between, Planned Parenthood saw in them a golden opportunity.

AmySutnickPlotchAmy Sutnick, a public information associate for Planned Parenthood of New York City, wrote several news releases and put together a press packet labeling the alternative centers as “bogus” and “deceptive,” luring clients in by “masquerading” as abortion clinics and then “terrorizing” them with “horror stories,” “gory photographs,” and “brainwashing techniques.”

Sutnick approached a sympathetic reporter at the New York tabloid, the Daily News, with her packet and a proposal for a story. The reporter took the assignment and published a piece written along the lines of Sutnick’s news releases, often even using the same wording.

With the Daily News article now in hand, Sutnick began to call on other pro-abortion journalists in the city. Before long, she was able to place similar stories on virtually every New York television station, including the network affiliates, and in the other New York newspapers.

Soon the strategy began to snowball. Sutnick sent her grow­ing pile of clippings along with her press packet to Planned Parenthood affiliates, clinics, and chapters around the country so that they could contact their local media outlets. Meanwhile, she also contacted all the various women’s magazines.

Hundreds of articles, stories, editorials, profiles, and news features resulted. From Vogue, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan to the Detroit Free Press, the Houston Chronicle, and the New York Times, Planned Parenthood’s smear campaign confronted consumer audiences everywhere. Continue reading

Francis’ “Urbi et Orbi” Pro-Life Words Omitted by Translator

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According to a source at Priests for Life:

Something I wanted to bring to your attention is the address that Pope Francis gave on Christmas day at noon during his “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and to the world) blessing. He mentioned the babies in the womb, and his exact words in that section of his address were as follows:
     “The Child Jesus. My thoughts turn to all those children today who are killed and ill-treated, be they infants killed in the womb, deprived of that generous love of their parents and then buried in the egoism of a culture that does not love life; be they children displaced due to war and persecution, abused and taken advantage of before our very eyes and our complicit silence. I think also of those infants massacred in bomb attacks, also those where the Son of God was born. Even today, their impotent silence cries out under the sword of so many Herods. On their blood stands the shadow of contemporary Herods. Truly there are so many tears this Christmas, together with the tears of the Infant Jesus.”
     Now the broadcast of this involves a feed that comes from the Vatican, whereby you hear the Pope speaking in Italian, and then you hear a translator, who has the text in front of him, saying it in English. Interestingly, when it came to this particular paragraph, the translators skipped the words about the babies in the womb and about the modern day Herods and about the generous love of parents and the culture that does not love life. I could tell the translator was skipping something. Later, when I obtained the text of the talk from the Vatican website, I went back to the audio recording that I myself was making at that very moment that I was listening to it, and noticed in fact, the glaring omission. The rest of the entire talk was perfectly conveyed and nothing was missing.
     Just amazing.

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My thoughts turn to all those children today who are killed and ill-treated, be they infants killed in the womb, deprived of that generous love of their parents and then buried in the egoism of a culture that does not love life

CBS, NBC Censor Pope’s Comments Blasting Abortion, Euthanasia

Uh, Is It Time To Start Ignoring the Lamestream Meda Yet?

Life News | 11/17/2014 | Matthew Balan

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They Won’t Report What He Really Says About Marriage and Family Life, Either:

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The first setting in which faith enlightens the human city is the family. I think first and foremost of the stable union of man and woman in marriage. This union is born of their love, as a sign and presence of God’s own love, and of the acknowledgment and acceptance of the goodness of sexual differentiation, whereby spouses can become one flesh (cf. Gen 2:24) and are enabled to give birth to a new life, a manifestation of the Creator’s goodness, wisdom and loving plan. Grounded in this love, a man and a woman can promise each other mutual love in a gesture which engages their entire lives and mirrors many features of faith. Promising love for ever is possible when we perceive a plan bigger than our own ideas and undertakings, a plan which sustains us and enables us to surrender our future entirely to the one we love. Faith also helps us to grasp in all its depth and richness the begetting of children, as a sign of the love of the Creator who entrusts us with the mystery of a new person.
Encyclical Letter Lumen Fidei of the Supreme Pontiff Francis to the Bishops Priests and Deacons, Consecrated Persons and the Lay Faithful, On Faith

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CBS and NBC’s morning and evening newscasts on Saturday and Sunday [November 15-16, 2014] ignored Pope Francis’s condemnation of abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, and in-vitro fertilization during a Saturday meeting with Catholic doctors in Italy.

Their omission is glaring when compared to their hype over a supposed “seismic shift towards gays and divorcees” in a proposed document from a bishops’ meeting – a draft which was ultimately rejected by the Church leaders.

Surprisingly, ABC’s fluff-filled Good Morning America devoted nine seconds to the pontiff’s speech, but only mentioned his targeting of euthanasia:

RON CLAIBORNE: And strong words from the Pope denouncing euthanasia – calling it a sin against God and creation. He said advocating a person’s right to die is a false sense of compassion.

On Sunday’s NBC Nightly News, correspondent Ann Curry tried to emphasize Pope Francis’s apparent liberal credentials, as she covered the new archbishop of Chicago:

popefrancis27ANN CURRY (voice-over): To Church insiders, he’s another radical choice by a revolutionary Pope.

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CURRY: While his predecessor [Cardinal Francis George] is seen as a combative conservative, Cupich echoes the Pope’s more conciliatory message….And while he opposes abortion and same-sex marriage, he’s discouraged priests from protesting at clinics performing abortions, and encourages respect for gay people. And he prioritizes caring for the poor….An emerging American face in Pope Francis’s revolution, Bishop Blase Cupich says, is just getting starting.

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KOVR-13 Backpedals Erroneous Report Against Project Truth

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California TV station apologizes for misleading coverage of pro-life vigil

by Kirsten Andersen | Friday, April 11, 2014

SACRAMENTO, April 11, 2014 (LifeSiteNews) – A Sacramento-area television station has issued a clarification and apology after pro-life activists cried foul over a report they said was full of lies.

Project Truth was accused in a recent KOVR-13 news report of blanketing neighborhoods and cars near a high school with graphic images of abortion victims. The news report included footage of an angry neighbor of the school telling an unidentified man to stop putting abortion literature on his car.

However, Project Truth denied that the man was part of their team, and said they only hand out literature to students who express interest. In a formal letter to the station, the group’s legal counsel, Allison Aranda of Life Legal Defense Foundation, speculated that reporter Anjali Hemphill staged the footage herself in order to drive a false narrative designed to make the pro-life movement look bad.

On Wednesday, the station acknowledged the coverage was deceptive and issued an apology, but stopped short of saying it was intentional on the part of either Hemphill or KOVR-13.

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“During our report, we interviewed Larry Blount, who lives across the street from the school and was upset by the fliers,” the station said. “A portion of the interview we aired may have created the impression that someone from the group, which calls itself Project Truth, placed a flier on Mr. Blount’s car. The other person we showed appeared to be one of Mr. Blount’s neighbors. … We regret any confusion.” Continue reading