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Decor No Substitute for Safety
National Review Online ^ | July 17, 2012 | Anna Franzonello

Posted on 07/18/2012 6:24:49 PM PDT by detective

Last week, the Daily Beast wanted readers to “meet the woman in charge of the last abortion clinic in Mississippi.” Why the introduction to Diane Derzis, who “embraces the moniker” of “abortion queen”? Her clinic was facing closure for failing to be in compliance with a new Mississippi law.

The piece falls short of helping us to make a true acquaintance, glossing over critical pieces of information for anyone who wants to get to know Derzis and what motivates her. The “abortion queen” is no altruistic champion of women. Derzis, quite literally, profits from abortion. And her Mississippi clinic is not the first to face closure for endangering women’s health.

While the article shares several irrelevant details about Derzis including that she “loves yard sales, [and] thrillers to take her mind off tough days” it makes no effort to describe what is only vaguely referred to as “the law” that threatened to close her clinic. Understandably, Derzis’s failure to meet a health and safety standard designed to protect abortion patients does not exactly fit with the gosh-don’t-you-love-her-and-her-smoker’s-laugh theme. However, a serious piece of journalism would have tackled the issue, not created a sideshow.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: abortion
Interesting article about the sympathetic reporting in the MSM about an abortion clinic that endangers women's lives and health.
1 posted on 07/18/2012 6:24:58 PM PDT by detective
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