Pro-life and anti-abortion advocates demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court early Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
There are many things to complain about when it comes to the mainstream media’s biased coverage of the national debate over abortion. Among the most annoying of them is when they all but leave pro-life women out of the conversation as if they don’t exist.
While there are too many examples to document in one post, one notable example in particular of this type of bias was their coverage of the controversy surrounding Alabama’s pro-life bill earlier this year. The bill was signed into law in May by Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican and staunch pro-life advocate.
You wouldn’t know by the headlines (nor if you even read some of the stories) that the sponsor of the bill was a woman and that all six Republican women in the Alabama House voted in favor of the bill. CNN was one media outlet that noted this but it was buried at the bottom of an article headlined “25 men voted to advance most restrictive abortion ban in the country.”