BUFFALO, Oct 26 ( – Pro-life groups in Canada and the US condemned Saturday’s shooting death of abortionist Barnett Slepian but the mainstream news media, for the most part, failed to notice. Campaign Life Coalition, American Life League (ALL), Women and Children First, National Coalition for Life and Peace, and hosts of other North American pro-life groups spoke out unequivocally against the shooting.  Judie Brown, president of ALL called the shooting “merciless.”

“Such violence against a fellow human being can never be justified,” said Brown. “This tragedy is but another example of the disrespect for human life that has permeated our society.”  The pro-abortion media has given scant coverage of the pro-life response to the killing, choosing instead to become an outlet for the anger from the pro-abortion camp. They also appeared to relish their coverage of extremist groups with the subtle and not-so-subtle attempts to associate them with the mainstream pro-  life movement. One internet group identified was the “Creator ‘s Party” which favours the killing of abortionists.

Stephen Ertelt head of US group Women and Children First in a release today summarized the overt anti-  life bias reflected in Associated Press coverage. He sent statements to AP and even followed up on them with phone calls, yet between the time of the Friday killing and Monday morning, AP included no credible pro-life sources in their stories, Mr. Ertlet said.

In Ottawa popular talk show host Lowell Green gave CLC’s national director Karen Murawsky the opportunity to air the organization’s condemnation of the killing, but charged that the pro-life movement’s condemnations come across as only half-hearted. He also picked up on the popular refrain that pro-life “rhetoric” encourages violence. He even suggested that the term “abortuary” is inflammatory.

In order to protest the unfair treatment by ABC and CNN news, write: [email protected] and [email protected]

Columnist Carolyn Thompson who wrote AP’s stories can be reached at: [email protected]

 ABC, CNN, CBS, CBC, and MSNBC all carried unabashedly biased stories thus politically exploiting Slepian’s death.


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