Media Myths

Media Myths


Advisory: Mainstream news media again subjects Republican pro-life positions to hyper-scrutiny and extrapolation, while ignoring President Obama's positions on current legislation on late abortions and abortion for sex selection - August 20, 2012


Associated Press and other news media distort Roe v. Wade and public opinion on abortion policy - November 29, 2004


Surgical Editing: A Case Study in Pro-Abortion Media Bias - December 23, 2003


Journalism Quiz - March 14, 2002



Roe v. Wade and the Current Supreme Court - October 4, 2005

Backgrounder: Will Roberts nomination revive persistent myths about Roe v. Wade? - July 19, 2005

NRLC: Will O'Connor resignation revive media myths about Roe v. Wade? - July 1, 2005

Will Coverage of the Blackmun Papers Revive Media Myths About Roe v. Wade? - March 3, 2004

Memo: Revival of Some Old Myths on Roe v. Wade and Partial-Birth Abortion [PDF] - February 14, 2003 

Under the legal doctrine of Roe v. Wade, it's not what you are, it's where you are. For over 12 weeks, one baby girl was a legally protected "person," but her TWIN SISTER was not.  Read about it here. [PDF] – April 2, 1997

Washington Post Reporter: Clearly explains the true legal scope of Roe v. Wade [PDF] - September 17, 1996

New York Times Editor: Explains paper's policy against using the misleading formulation that Roe v. Wade legalized abortion "in the first three months of pregnancy" [PDF] - July 26, 1982

Associated Press Vice President and Executive Editor: Warning: "it's wrong to say only that the court approved abortion in the first three months." [PDF] - September 4, 1981



NRLC: Some journalists gullible on biased fetal pain paper - August 25, 2005



Human Cloning Legislation: Misconceptions and Realities - Updated September 13, 2005



Gannett News Services again disseminates discredited myths on partial-birth abortion and Roe v. Wade - October 3, 2003

National Review: Partial Truths: The media mistell partial-birth abortion stories - October 2, 2003

Discredited Myths About Partial-Birth Abortion and Some Journalists Who Won't Let Go of Them - September 15, 2003



Terri Schindler Schiavo: Myths vs. Reality - May 2004