Skip to comments.MEDIA BIAS: Baby Bumps? Why Not “Fetus Bumps”?
Posted on 09/22/2012 3:19:53 AM PDT by rhema
Or tissue bumps, for that matter? Or even pregnancy bumps? It is telling that the American media continually refers to famous peoples unborn babies as just that - babies. But when these same media outlets discuss abortion or pro-life legislation, its all about the fetus. When the media wants everyday citizens to identify with and love celebrities, it proclaims glad news about unborn babies and baby bumps. After all, even our liberal media knows that people most of us, anyway love babies. But when the media wants us to keep abortion legal, they resort to references, names, and words that make those same unborn babies sound inhuman.
Has the American media ever considered that, when it advocates for abortion, it advocates aborting the babies in those celebrity baby bumps? Does this mean that our media recognizes the fact that unborn babies are indeed living, unique human beings and yet supports killing them anyway? Id have to say the answer is yes. With all the advances in medicine and technology, specifically, its impossible to deny that an unborn baby is a separate human being.
Some liberal columnists have come to the realization that ultrasound imaging has indeed made the humanity of the unborn child undeniable:
[F]amous pro-choice journalist, Joe Klein, concedes in TIME magazine that ultrasound has changed our understanding of the unborn. It is impossible to deny, he writes, that that thing in the womb, he writes, is a human life. From the earliest stages. Joe Klein is haunted.
Robert Morrison of Family Research Council has written an insightful article (you should read it) concerning the abortion debate, politics, the media, and the reversal of Roe v. Wade. He points out the hypocrisy of the mainstream media and liberal politicians when it comes to the humanity of the unborn:
The mainstream media wont even call them unborn children. Except if they are the unborn children of an English Duchess. Kate Middletons possible pregnancy has excited the tab press. There, its OK to talk about a baby bump. Or, if the unborn child is expected by a Hollywood starlet.
Babies bump out everywhere. Except in politics. Except in federal court briefs.
My favorite example of this curious avoidance of the truth that everyone knows was a report by the late Peter Jennings. The ABC News Anchor described breakthrough prenatal surgery. The fetus was diagnosed with hydrocephaly, water on the brain. Doctors removed the fetus from the mothers womb. They put a shunt into the back of the head of the unborn child. They returned the unborn child to the womb, where the mother carried the fetus safely to term.
Did we follow Peter on that one? Fetus-unborn child-fetus. It all depended on where the human being happened to be located. Within the womb, it was a fetus, outside the wombeven temporarily, even pretermit was an unborn child.
Sen. John Kerry spoke to the problem liberals have with that thing in the womb. In Senate debate on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, Kerry said we cannot simultaneously regard the fetus as a human being and preserve a womans right to choose. Kerry voted that the child in the womb is therefore not a human being. It is the same position that state Senator Barack Obama took in Illinois.
So John Kerry and a host of other politicians and media members would rather deny actual facts for the sake of blindly supporting an ever-expanding and ill-defined right that isnt actually a right. What? A mothers right to kill her own child? What civilized society would ever recognize that? Oh, right. Only a society that has gone so far as to deny the truth of science and medicine, brought to our very eyes by amazing technology. Only a society that would reject plain common sense for deceit and convenience. Only a society that would choose convenient lies over the established truth. American society.
So while it may be encouraging on one level to hear the media blither happily on about baby bumps and expected children, its also extremely discouraging that these same people can so easily support the killing of these same babies. Listen to these comments from the media (emphasis mine):
The 32-year-old former Girls Next Door and Hollys World star is expecting her first child
Hawaii-Five 0 star Alex OLoughlin is preparing for baby. On Tuesday, a rep for the actor confirmed to Access Hollywood that Alex is expecting a child with his girlfriend
With less than two months until Nicole Snooki Polizzi baby boy is due to arrive, the first-time mom is feeling the pressure
But when the mother wants an abortion, the baby is often demoted to fetus-status. Demotion to fetus-status means one thing: you are ripe for killing. Does it really make women feel better to know that our children are called babies and children when we want them, but fetuses, products of conception, and tissue when we dont want them? Do we really need a cover like that to exercise our true rights? I think not. I know not. As a woman, I reject the cover of lies that the mainstream media and liberal politicians continually use on us.
Women, when you have an abortion, you are killing your baby. Yes, your baby. No matter how many ways the media and politicians try to spin the truth, we know as women that the babies growing inside us are our own children. Children who deserve nothing but our love and protection no matter how they were conceived.
“Hypocritical ungodly unborn-child-killer detection bump”
Another term which will never cross my lips. Just as abhorrent as Grand babies. Ugh! Grand Children. Please.
They don’t want to anger feminazis - the second most savage, vicious victim group.
I’ve never heard an expectant mother say she ‘can feel the fetus kick’!
You misspelled it. “Grandbabies” is one word.
Oh Noes!!! Thanks for the correction. :)