They’re the only ones who don’t see the emperor has no clothes. And there are fewer of them all the time.

Look at the logic….the pro-life movement is multiplying by virtue of its core belief in the sanctity of human life, whereas the abortion rights movement is dying out by adherence to its core belief.

So when Abby Johnson walks out of a Planned Parenthood clinic after eight years and goes to the other side of the fence to pray for conversions, and writes a candid account of the industry’s deceptions…..and when an abortionist is charged by a grand jury with gruesome murders of babies and his clinic is called a ‘house of horrors’…and when undercover videos in a Planned Parenthood clinic reveal collusion with apparent sex traffickers….what can they say?

Activist groups like NOW, NARAL, Women’s Media Center and Planned Parenthood itself, among others, have said very little outside courtrooms.

The abortion “house of horrors” story that led authorities to charge an abortionist with murder? Gone from the headlines.

The Gosnell story—a story that by any measure deserved in-depth coverage, some serious discussion about regulation and responsibility, and a few features forcing the nation to consider just when a “late-term” abortion slips into the category of “infanticide” or what our leadership and politicians really think of all of this—proved too big and too messy for the mainstream media.

Elizabeth Scalia nails it in this piece.

The mainstream press, made uncomfortable by a 261-page grand jury report detailing what might well be called a decades-long and heinous crime against humanity, abetted by the spectacularly willful looking-away of those in authority, itself turns away from the story and neglects its duty to the public trust.

At least the new Congress has enough members with the will to address abortion issues, like defunding Planned Parenthood and keeping taxpayer dollars out of the abortion industry. And protecting conscience rights for the health care industry.

And the ‘media negligence’ story is getting about as old as the ‘pro-reproductive rights’ myth.

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....