BirthControl http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1085/all en ABC Finally Breaks Silence on Obama's Birth Control Attack, CBS Still Quiet http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-finally-breaks-silence-obamas-birth-control-attack-cbs-still-quiet <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>ABC broke its network silence on Tuesday morning, finally offering a report on the Obama administration's decision to force religious organizations to provide birth control in their health care plans. CBS again skipped the subject. On NBC's <em>Today</em>, Andrea Mitchell admitted that the action has "<strong>even touched a nerve with some liberal Democrats</strong>." [MP3 audio<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-02-07-NBC-TDAY-Mitchell.mp3"> here</a>.]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-finally-breaks-silence-obamas-birth-control-attack-cbs-still-quiet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 abc AndreaMitchell BarackObama BiasAlert BirthControl Catholics cbs JakeTapper liberalmediabias NBC Tue, 07 Feb 2012 16:49:00 +0000 39028 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Brings On Left-Wing Host to Slam 'Far-Right' Objections to Obama Birth Control Mandate http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-brings-left-wing-host-slam-far-right-objections-obama-birth-control-mandate <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>After finally deciding to actually cover the controversy swirling around the Obama administration's attempt to force Catholic institutions to pay for birth control in health insurance plans, NBC's <em>Today</em> on Tuesday (<a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/2012/20120207125548.aspx">which ran a full story from Andrea Mitchell</a>) also brought on leftist MSNBC host Rachel Maddow to dismiss all legitimate <strong>opposition to the move as a "pretty far-right perspective" and "an extension of anti-abortion politics."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/</em></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-brings-left-wing-host-slam-far-right-objections-obama-birth-control-mandate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BirthControl CatholicChurch liberalmediabias MattLauer NBC obamacare RachelMaddow Republicans Today Tue, 07 Feb 2012 15:33:00 +0000 39027 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Quickly Reported Liberal Backlash Against Komen, But Sat on Religious Outrage Over Obama's HHS Mandate http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-quickly-reported-liberal-backlash-against-komen-sat-religious-outrage-over-obamas-hh <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/BiasAlert/uploads/2012-02-01-CNN-SitRoom-PP3 dos.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>CNN's blatant double-standard in covering religious and social issues was manifested in its lopsided coverage of two different stories over the past few weeks.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-quickly-reported-liberal-backlash-against-komen-sat-religious-outrage-over-obamas-hh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert BirthControl CatholicChurch Catholics CNN contraception HealthandHumanServices HHSMandate liberalmediabias MediaBiasDebate PlannedParenthood SusanG.KomenFoundation Mon, 06 Feb 2012 23:10:00 +0000 39015 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Suggests Pregnancy 'Termination Kits' for Women Following Birth Control Recall http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-suggests-pregnancy-termination-kits-women-following-birth-control-recall <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Discussing the recall of two Pfizer brands of birth control pills on Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry pressed Dr.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-suggests-pregnancy-termination-kits-women-following-birth-control-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Abortion AnnCurry BiasAlert BirthControl liberalmediabias MattLauer NBC recall Today Wed, 01 Feb 2012 16:40:00 +0000 38986 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Ignore HHS Requiring Religious Orgs to Provide Contraception http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/networks-ignore-hhs-requiring-religious-orgs-provide-contraception <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/BiasAlert/uploads/2012-01-23-Networks tres.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="180" /></div> <p>In their weekend evening news broadcasts, the three major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) all ignored a Friday <a href="http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2012pres/01/20120120a.html">mandate</a> from the Obama administration forcing non-profit religious employers to provide for contraception in their health insurance for employees. Critics had condemned the rule as a violation of religious liberty.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/networks-ignore-hhs-requiring-religious-orgs-provide-contraception" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert BiasByOmission BirthControl cbs HHS liberalmediabias NBC Mon, 23 Jan 2012 21:50:00 +0000 38936 at http://www.mrc.org NBC and CBS Frame 'Morning-After' Pill Decision as 'Politics' vs. 'Science' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-and-cbs-frame-morning-after-pill-decision-politics-vs-science <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-12-07-NBC-NN-Williams.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="178" /></div> <p>At the top of Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams fretted:<strong> "The Obama administration blocks a plan to make the 'morning-after' pill more easily available to young girls. Is this about medicine, politics or something else?"</strong> Moments later, he proclaimed: "We begin tonight with this surprise decision that takes us right to the intersection of medicine, science and politics."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-and-cbs-frame-morning-after-pill-decision-politics-vs-science" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BirthControl cbs EveningNews KathleenSebelius liberalmediabias NBC NightlyNews ObamaAdministration PlanB Thu, 08 Dec 2011 20:55:00 +0000 38507 at http://www.mrc.org Kristof Cringes at Thought of More Harmful Humans Being Born http://www.mrc.org/articles/kristof-cringes-thought-more-harmful-humans-being-born <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Columnist Kristof: &quot;So as we greet the seven-billionth human, let&#039;s try to delay the arrival of the eight billionth. We should all be able to agree on voluntary family planning as a cost-effective strategy to reduce poverty, conflict and environmental damage. If you think family planning is expensive, you haven&#039;t priced babies.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In his Thursday column '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/03/opinion/kristof-the-birth-control-solution.html?ref=opinion">The Birth Control Solution</a>,' Nicholas Kristof becomes the latest <a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2011/20111102123116.aspx">Times</a> person to use news of the world reaching an estimated seven billion to suggest there are too many people on the planet. (Yet no one is volunteering to leave.)<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/kristof-cringes-thought-more-harmful-humans-being-born" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BirthControl liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias NicholasKristof Overpopulation TimesWatch Thu, 03 Nov 2011 17:43:00 +0000 admin 615 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Spins New ObamaCare Birth Control Mandate as 'Good News' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-spins-new-obamacare-birth-control-mandate-good-news <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-08-01-CBS-TES-Wragge.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="180" /></div> <p>On Monday's Early Show, CBS slanted towards supporters of a new Obama administration mandate which requires private insurance companies to cover contraception as part of women's "preventative services." Anchor Chris Wragge labeled the development "<strong>good news</strong>," while correspondent Michelle Miller failed to include sound bites from opponents during her report on the new regulation.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-spins-new-obamacare-birth-control-mandate-good-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BirthControl cbs ChrisWragge liberalmediabias MichelleMiller obamacare StephanieCutter TheEarlyShow Mon, 01 Aug 2011 21:15:00 +0000 37978 at http://www.mrc.org Gail Collins Praises Margaret Sanger as Birth-Control Savior, Ignores Her Racism and Support for Eugenics http://www.mrc.org/articles/gail-collins-praises-margaret-sanger-birth-control-savior-ignores-her-racism-and-support-eu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Editor-turned-columnist Gail Collins has a long history of adoring Sanger: &quot;For the Lower East Side there are so many potential subjects that it might be better to commandeer an entire city park and create a walk flanked by statues....It would also be a good place to honor Margaret Sanger, who first became obsessed with the need for effective birth control when she worked as a nurse there.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Times editor-turned-columnist Gail Collins's Saturday column celebrated the 50th anniversary of the birth control pill and waxed on birth-control activist Margaret Sanger for several paragraphs, without touching on Sanger's racism and support for eugenics. The online headline: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/08/opinion/08collins.html">What Every Girl Should Know About Birth Control</a>."<br /><br />Discussing purity crusader Anthony Comstock, Collins wrote:<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/gail-collins-praises-margaret-sanger-birth-control-savior-ignores-her-racism-and-support-eu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BirthControl Eugenics GailCollins liberalmediabias MargaretSanger NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Wed, 12 May 2010 17:43:00 +0000 admin 7571 at http://www.mrc.org CBS's Smith Celebrates 'Golden Anniversary' of Birth Control Pill: Freed Women from 'Biological Bonds' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-smith-celebrates-golden-anniversary-birth-control-pill-freed-women-biological-bonds <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-05-06-CBS-TES-Smith.jpg" width="240" height="180" /></div><p>On Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith commemorated the 50th anniversary of the invention of the birth control pill: <b>"This week is the golden anniversary of the birth of birth control</b>, a medical breakthrough that has changed society and the sexual landscape forever....<b>'The Pill' promised to free women from biological bonds and it did just that." </b><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbss-smith-celebrates-golden-anniversary-birth-control-pill-freed-women-biological-bonds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BirthControl cbs EarlyShow Feminism GloriaSteinem harrysmith liberalmediabias Thu, 06 May 2010 22:20:00 +0000 36062 at http://www.mrc.org Jack Cafferty All But Endorses Global One-Child Policy to Fight Climate Change http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/jack-cafferty-all-endorses-global-one-child-policy-fight-climate-change <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2009-12-11-CNN-TSR-Cafferty.jpg" width="240" height="180" /></div><p>CNN's Jack Cafferty all but endorsed a global version of China's oppressive one-child policy on Friday's Situation Room.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/jack-cafferty-all-endorses-global-one-child-policy-fight-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert BirthControl ClimateChange CNN DianeFrancis JackCafferty liberalmediabias population populationcontrol TheSituationRoom WolfBlitzer Sat, 12 Dec 2009 00:15:00 +0000 35437 at http://www.mrc.org Be Green, Use a Condom -- Dobbs Contends 'High-Bound Orthodoxies' Prevent Theory from Being Mainstream http://www.mrc.org/articles/be-green-use-condom-dobbs-contends-high-bound-orthodoxies-prevent-theory-being-mainstream <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >This could be dismissed as anti-human – but the theory the environment can be saved by encouraging the use of birth control is one that has been popular with media some environmentalists.</p> <br /> <p >CNN’s Lou Dobbs certainly hasn’t shied away from the idea. On his Sept. 21 broadcast, Dobbs revisited an early report that the true path to environmental salvation wasn’t by curbing greenhouse gas, but instead by subscribing to a Malthusian theory that slowing the growth of human population was the best path. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/be-green-use-condom-dobbs-contends-high-bound-orthodoxies-prevent-theory-being-mainstream" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Environment BirthControl ClimateChange CNN GlobalWarming LouDobbs Tue, 22 Sep 2009 09:40:02 +0000 admin 26583 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Drops the Ball on Teen Sex http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-drops-ball-teen-sex <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >NBC had a great opportunity on Wednesday night to start a meaningful discussion of teen pregnancy, but squandered it. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-drops-ball-teen-sex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education BabyBorrowers BirthControl DrewPinsky HodaKotb NBC Pregnancy sex teensex Fri, 08 Aug 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28125 at http://www.mrc.org Sex on a Plane: MTV Runs Ad Showering Airline Passengers with Condoms http://www.mrc.org/articles/sex-plane-mtv-runs-ad-showering-airline-passengers-condoms <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristen-fyfe">Kristen Fyfe</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Planned Parenthood Golden Gate (PPGG) has unveiled what it calls an “edgy” TV and radio campaign that “focuses on the importance of practicing pregnancy prevention and safer sex.”</p> <br /> <p >Except that the words “pregnancy” and “safe sex” are never spoken.  And the pitch man in the “Mile High campaign” is flamingly gay. The TV ad is being run locally on MTV, VH-1, Comedy Central and TLC, and the radio ad is running on KMEL-FM, a <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">San Francisco</st1:place></st1:city> station.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/sex-plane-mtv-runs-ad-showering-airline-passengers-condoms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Advertising BirthControl condoms MTV PlannedParenthood Sexeducation teens Fri, 04 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +0000 admin 28428 at http://www.mrc.org Mainers and No-Brainers http://www.mrc.org/articles/mainers-and-no-brainers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Portland, Maine found itself in the national spotlight on the morning of October 17. The <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">King</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Middle School</st1:placetype></st1:place> was debating whether to provide birth control to sixth graders without their parents' consent or knowledge – not just condoms, but even birth control pills or contraceptive patches.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/mainers-and-no-brainers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education BirthControl contraception GlennBeck LoganLevkoff Maine middleschool Portland Fri, 19 Oct 2007 04:00:00 +0000 admin 27642 at http://www.mrc.org