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The Abortion Debate and the Media

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The Abortion Debate and the Media

Here at Practical Politicking, we offer partisan content, but remain non-partisan. That is also true when it comes to the abortion debate.

Since January 22, 1973, the debate about abortion has maintained its heat, and has periodically heightened to the boiling point. In recent years, that has been the case thanks to a couple situations that those on the pro-choice side of the fence would probably prefer to ignore. The first was the case of Kermit Gosnell, a man who exploited and physically harmed many women in the Philadelphia area by performing late-term abortions in an unsafe manner. More recently, there were videos that reportedly revealed that Planned Parenthood was engaged in the sale of human body parts obtained from the remains of abortions.

Amy Curtis offers criticism of the mainstream media when it comes to covering issues surrounding abortions. That includes the general absence of coverage of both Gosnell, and the undercover videos. The latest situation has also lead to criminal charges against the filmmakers.

The largest reason why these debates keep occurring is the fact that a woman’s ability to legally have an abortion rests on the Roe v. Wade ruling in January of 1973. Many laws have been passed to challenge that ruling, and some have been passed that can only be enacted if the case ruling is overturned. Even laws that protect a woman’s right to have an abortion have been passed with language stating that they will only come into force if the Roe ruling falls.

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Heidi Sieck is the Co-Founder and CEO of #VoteProchoice, an organization with a singular mission – help elect officials on all levels who are pro-choice. We had a chat with her, about her organization, its mission, and plans.

We hope that you take a moment, and look at both sides, of course. It’s easy to yell – harder to listen.

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Liz Harrison
About Liz Harrison 54 Articles
Political commentator, former campaign operative, media executive, legal and medical writer, literary editor and publisher. Founder at Vigilant Liberty Radio, podcaster and radio talk-show host, and a sexual freedom activist.

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