By Dave Andrusko
We’ve posted several stories recently about how the Associated Press has gone over to the dark side. See here and here and here. We discussed first how the AP’s Style Book banished “late-term abortions”
“Do not use the term ‘late-term abortion,’” The AP intoned. “The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists defines late term as 41 weeks through 41 weeks and 6 days of gestation, and abortion does not happen in this period.”
The last week of a pregnancy is the ONLY time you can use “late-term abortion,” and, come to think of it, since “abortion does not happen in this period,” voila, no late-term abortion, right?
“[U]se the modifiers anti-abortion or abortion-rights; don’t use pro-life, pro-choice or pro-abortion unless they are in quotes or proper names. Avoid abortionist, which connotes a person who performs clandestine abortions.”
But that’s only part of the AP’s in-kind contribution to the pro-abortion cause. Ashley McGuire tells us about “The Associated Press Joins the War on Crisis Pregnancy Centers”.
She begins by telling us about the onslaught of violence against pregnancy centers [“more than 80”] and “over 200” if you include churches.
“But the AP’s mischaracterization of these centers does more than push incendiary language,” McGuire writes. “It’s flat-out biased and unfair — and that would be true coming from anyone, much less from an enterprise claiming to be the literal vanguard of journalistic integrity.”
Her story is built around her own experience after Roe fell “with a pregnancy care organization, where I was stunned by the breadth of the services it provides.” I would encourage you to read the list of services they provide women, including many whose first language is not English.
They exist, she writes to be flesh-and-blood counterpart to the Culture of Death:
They exist to offer women who are seeking a refuge from the pervasive cultural pressure to abort the support they need to thrive as the moms they want to be, no matter how challenging the circumstances of their pregnancy. This is not first and foremost “anti-abortion.” This is authentically and comprehensively pro-woman.
McGuire ends with a sobering reminder. “Which is why these centers find themselves quite literally in the crosshairs of abortion activists. As Jane’s Revenge, one of the leaders of the attacks on pregnancy centers, said in a statement:
For the allies of ours who doubt the authenticity of the communiqués and actions: there is a way you can get irrefutable proof that these actions are real. Go do one of your own. Everyone with the urge to paint, to burn, to cut, to jam: now is the time.”
Now, she concludes, “they have the Associated Press to help them make a list of targets.”