Fetal Pain http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/21418/all en Feminist Media Backlash: Abortion Legislation ‘Punishing Women’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/feminist-media-backlash-abortion-legislation-punishing-women <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Feminist media lament 20-week abortion ban. </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/katie-yoder">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Abortion affects only one person – the woman – according to feminist media.&nbsp; </p><p>The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks, in a 242 to 184 vote on May 13. In response, the feminist media like Slate and Salon accused the bill of “punish[ing] women” while also bashing the bill’s argument – that 20-week unborn babies feel pain.&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/feminist-media-backlash-abortion-legislation-punishing-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life Politics Amanda Marcotte feminists Fetal Pain Thu, 14 May 2015 19:11:27 +0000 mike.ciandella 48906 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC’s Wagner: Fetal Pain Argument About Taking Away Women’s Rights http://www.mrc.org/articles/msnbcs-wagner-fetal-pain-argument-about-taking-away-womens-rights <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alex Wagner notes ‘a concerted effort to roll back reproductive rights.’ </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/katie-yoder">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Another MSNBC host, another rote regurgitation of liberal conventional wisdom. This time, it was Alex Wagner, announcing that arguments about fetal pain have nothing to do with the protection of the most vulnerable. Instead, they’re all about making it “harder and harder and harder” for women.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/msnbcs-wagner-fetal-pain-argument-about-taking-away-womens-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life Politics Abortion Alex Wagner Fetal Pain Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:53:11 +0000 matt.philbin 44274 at http://www.mrc.org 'Conservative Christian' vs. 'Doctors and Women’s Rights Advocates' on Abortion in Arizona http://www.mrc.org/articles/conservative-christian-vs-doctors-and-womens-rights-advocates-abortion-arizona <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>Veteran <em>New York Times</em> reporter Erik Eckholm covered a lawsuit filed by "women's rights advocates" against new restrictions on abortion in Arizona: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/13/us/arizona-abortion-law-is-challenged.html?ref=todayspaper">Lawsuit Tries to Block New Arizona Abortion Law</a>." Favorable treatment for the pro-abortion side was evident in Eckholm's labeling and source disparity. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/conservative-christian-vs-doctors-and-womens-rights-advocates-abortion-arizona" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Abortion Arizona Erik Eckholm Fetal Pain Labeling Bias Fri, 13 Jul 2012 19:07:41 +0000 clay.waters 40635 at http://www.mrc.org