Pregnancy http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/6259/all en Pro-Abortion Media Demand ‘Healthy Pregnancy’ at SCOTUS http://mrc.org/articles/pro-abortion-media-demand-healthy-pregnancy-scotus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The moment in pregnant with irony. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="NoSpacing">Talk about a double-standard. In a new move, the media – abortion’s biggest fans – are supporting pregnancy in the name of “basic decency.”</p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/pro-abortion-media-demand-healthy-pregnancy-scotus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life Politics Abortion Pregnancy Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:59:30 +0000 mike.ciandella 47777 at http://mrc.org CBS: Law on Drug Abuse While Pregnant Limits 'What Women Can' Do With Their Bodies? http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-law-drug-abuse-while-pregnant-limits-what-women-can-do-their-bodies <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The journalists at&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;on Thursday skeptically examined a new law in Tennessee that allows criminal charges for pregnant women who abuse drugs. Co-anchor Norah O'Donnell warned, "...The ACLU says this law is dangerous. It could prevent women from getting necessary prenatal care."&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-law-drug-abuse-while-pregnant-limits-what-women-can-do-their-bodies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Drugs MSNBC Norah O'Donnell Pregnancy Tamron Hall Tennessee Thu, 01 May 2014 16:50:19 +0000 scott.whitlock 46142 at http://mrc.org The Angels Cried For Caroline http://mrc.org/bozells-column/angels-cried-caroline <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> The angels cried for Caroline today. How could they not, looking down from the heavens, watching the mourners pack Blessed Sacrament Church. The funeral service was attended by hundreds, those closest to her, those who knew her, and those who knew of her. Those who could not attend found time to pray for her soul. One found the time to write about her.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/angels-cried-caroline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Catholic Church Eulogy Pregnancy Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:33:00 +0000 tim.graham 45542 at http://mrc.org GMA Pushes Pregnancy Prevention, Doesn't Mention Abstinence http://mrc.org/articles/gma-pushes-pregnancy-prevention-doesnt-mention-abstinence <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/carolyn-plocher">Carolyn Plocher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >“About half of the pregnancies in this country are unplanned,” reported Richard Besser, ABC's senior Health and Medical Director, on “Good Morning America” Dec. 15.  </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/gma-pushes-pregnancy-prevention-doesnt-mention-abstinence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education abstinence GoodMorningAmerica MediaBias Pregnancy sex Tue, 15 Dec 2009 05:00:00 +0000 admin 28448 at http://mrc.org In Sympathetic WaPo Story on 'Abortion Addict,' All the Condemnation Is Saved for Pro-Lifers http://mrc.org/articles/sympathetic-wapo-story-abortion-addict-all-condemnation-saved-pro-lifers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >When a woman writes a book in which she claims she had 15 abortions in 15 years, it's amazing that The Washington Post can write a sympathetic account of her barrage of life-ending "choices" and save the moral judgment for pro-lifers. But that's exactly what reporter <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/29/AR2009102904474.html?hpid=topnews" />Manuel Roig-Franzia</a> did in Friday's Post. In paragraph 44 of their profile of "abortion addict" Irene Vilar, the pro-life movement finally gets to speak – as a hateful cartoon. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/sympathetic-wapo-story-abortion-addict-all-condemnation-saved-pro-lifers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education Abortion choice Pregnancy Fri, 30 Oct 2009 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28506 at http://mrc.org Down a Dark Abby http://mrc.org/special-reports/down-dark-abby <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/cmi-staff">CMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Dear Abby column, founded by Pauline Phillips in 1956 and now written by her daughter Jeanne, has a reputation for prescribing sensible advice for many of life's dilemmas, both big and small. Readers generally assume Abby can be trusted to provide traditional advice on all topics.</p> <br /> <p>However, a Culture and Media Institute analysis finds that Abby's advice on sexual issues frequently veers far away from traditional moral standards. Traditional morality teaches that sex should be limited to married, heterosexual couples, but Abby doesn't see it that way.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/down-dark-abby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Culture 2003 2007 abby abbys Abortion activity addressed adult adults advice advise ago asked baby behavior benefits Column Columns concerns culture daughter dear dressing education fact families family friend friends gay Gays girl giving health Homosexuality husband Infidelity information issues lesbians Letter letters life lover make Marriage married men moral morality mother organization organizations parenthood parents people pflag phillips planned Pregnancy pregnant premarital Prostitution protect reader readers received referred relationship response sex sexual sexually site stated stop support teen teens told traditional transmitted unmarried web wife woman Women wrong wrote year years young Mon, 10 Nov 2008 02:00:00 +0000 admin 31536 at http://mrc.org Public Editor Says Palin Coverage Fair, Parenting Angle "Legitimate" http://mrc.org/articles/public-editor-says-palin-coverage-fair-parenting-angle-legitimate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Clark Hoyt says questions about Palin&#039;s &quot;juggling&quot; ability are totally inbounds: &quot;The New York Times did have a front page story about the conversations that are going on among women...about how Governor Palin could, as Vice President of the United States, juggle those duties and the duties of a mother with four children at home, one of them now a pregnant teenager, one of them an infant with Down&#039;s syndrome. Those are legitimate questions for people to discuss.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The Times' public editor Clark Hoyt appeared on MSNBC on Tuesday afternoon with hosts Tamron Hall and John Harwood to defend the media and the Times' coverage of John McCain's vice presidential pick Sarah Palin from raising questions about <a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2008/20080902122832.aspx" target="_self">her ability to juggle motherhood, grandmotherhood and the vice presidency</a>, to the McCain campaign's <a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2008/20080905123711.aspx" target="_self">allegedly hasty vetting process</a>, a process that so </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/public-editor-says-palin-coverage-fair-parenting-angle-legitimate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2008 ClarkHoyt JohnHarwood MSNBC NewYorkTimes NYTimes Pregnancy SarahPalin TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Wed, 10 Sep 2008 13:04:00 +0000 admin 6397 at http://mrc.org NBC Drops the Ball on Teen Sex http://mrc.org/articles/nbc-drops-ball-teen-sex <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >NBC had a great opportunity on Wednesday night to start a meaningful discussion of teen pregnancy, but squandered it. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nbc-drops-ball-teen-sex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education BabyBorrowers BirthControl DrewPinsky HodaKotb NBC Pregnancy sex teensex Fri, 08 Aug 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28125 at http://mrc.org It's (Not) a Man, Baby! http://mrc.org/articles/its-not-man-baby <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Guy Trebay characterizes common-sense reactions to transgendered &quot;man&quot; Thomas Beatie&#039;s infamous pregnancy as a &quot;phobic response&quot; to identity change. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Fashion writer Guy Trebaymade the front page of the Sunday Styles section with "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/22/fashion/22pregnant.html?sq="trebay&st=nyt&scp=1&pagewanted=all" " target="_self">He's Pregnant. </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/22/fashion/22pregnant.html?sq="trebay&st=nyt&scp=1&pagewanted=all" ">You're Speechless</a>, on the notorious case of Thomas Beatie, who tabloid readers know as the transgendered "man" born a woman, who became pregnant. Beatie's baby is due in a few weeks.</p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/its-not-man-baby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Biology Fashion Gaffes GuyTrebay NewYorkTimes NYTimes Pregnancy ThomasBeatie TimesWatch TimesWatch.org transgender Mon, 23 Jun 2008 17:22:00 +0000 admin 6236 at http://mrc.org CBS Blames Economy for High School's Pregnancy 'Boom' http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-blames-economy-high-schools-pregnancy-boom <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Economic hardship has been blamed for a lot of things – loss of a job, unmanageable credit card debt, home foreclosure, etc. But “CBS Evening News” has found another consequence of the bad economy that garnered national attention: a bizarre high school pregnancy “pact.”</p> <br /> <p >      The June 19 broadcast of “Evening News” faulted the ailing economy for 17 Massachusetts high school students agreeing to get pregnant intentionally around the same time so they could raise children together. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-blames-economy-high-schools-pregnancy-boom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy baby Depression economic love money Pregnancy Recession teen teenager Fri, 20 Jun 2008 13:13:52 +0000 admin 26098 at http://mrc.org CBS Lauds Latest Jolie-Pitt Pregnancy http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-lauds-latest-jolie-pitt-pregnancy <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seward">Julia Seward</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >On Friday morning, <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Early Show </i>reporter Priya David celebrated the approaching birth of twins to <st1:place w:st="on">Hollywood</st1:place> actress Angelina Jolie, without mentioning the poor cultural example set by prominent Americans who raise families without marrying.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-lauds-latest-jolie-pitt-pregnancy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education AngelinaJolie BradPitt Brangelina cbs EntertainmentWeekly Pregnancy PriyaDavid TheEarlyShow twins unmarried Mon, 16 Jun 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28209 at http://mrc.org All They Need Is Love? http://mrc.org/articles/all-they-need-love <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Any environment is good enough for a child to be raised in as long as love is present, according to <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Good Morning America</i>. </p> <br /> <p >Even if a father gives birth to his own child.  </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/all-they-need-love" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education abc GoodMorningAmerica Pregnancy transgenders Wed, 26 Mar 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28318 at http://mrc.org ABC's Pregnant Priorities http://mrc.org/articles/abcs-pregnant-priorities <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/robert-knight">Robert Knight</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >ABC's <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Good Morning America</i> marked the anniversary of the <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Roe v. Wade</i> decision by featuring interviews on Tuesday with three teens who are pregnant, plus a girl who has already had her child.  The segment was a mixed bag, but it ultimately came down on the side of personal responsibility. </p> <br /> <p >The one cheap shot came in the <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/OnCall/story?id=4167235&page=1" />on-line story at ABC News</a> accompanying the piece:</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/abcs-pregnant-priorities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education abc Abortion abstinence GoodMorningAmerica Pregnancy Roev.Wade Tue, 22 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +0000 admin 28405 at http://mrc.org Jamie Lynn Spears Pregnant – What About the Father? http://mrc.org/articles/jamie-lynn-spears-pregnant-%E2%80%93-what-about-father <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristen-fyfe">Kristen Fyfe</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Maybe the media needs more education about how babies are made.  It does still take a male and a female, right? </p> <br /> <p >So why aren't the media talking about the responsibility of Jamie Lynn Spears's boyfriend in her pregnancy?  </p> <br /> <p ></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/jamie-lynn-spears-pregnant-%E2%80%93-what-about-father" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education AlRoker CaseyAldridge JamieLynnSpears NBCToday Nickelodeon Pregnancy Zoey101 Wed, 19 Dec 2007 05:00:00 +0000 admin 27573 at http://mrc.org USA Today Won't Take Back Claim Fish Poison Babies http://mrc.org/articles/usa-today-wont-take-back-claim-fish-poison-babies <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It’s no wonder businesspeople tend to distrust the media – especially when unsubstantiated alarmist statements are made and no recourse is offered.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “As many as 600,000 babies may be born in the USA each year with irreversible brain damage because pregnant mothers ate mercury-contaminated fish, the Environmental Protection Agency says,” USA Today’s Larry Wheeler wrote.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sounds troublesome, right?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/usa-today-wont-take-back-claim-fish-poison-babies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health babies Diet fish Mercury natal Pregnancy tuna USAToday Fri, 14 Dec 2007 16:40:08 +0000 admin 25189 at http://mrc.org