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Why Do Media Take "Abortion Rights" More Seriously than "Gun Rights"?

jan2012 Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 1:03 PM
Obama is actually running an Ad asking his female supporters to "vote like your lady parts depend on it" President lady parts "war on women" is a lie and he knows it...... He has actually declared war on babies He is for tearing little baby parts apart. Anne Romney will wage a very real war against breast cancer. The real health issue women care about.

In press accounts of Paul Ryan’s selection, media regularly described him as “opposed to abortion rights”—not  as “pro-life” (as he describes himself) or even “anti-abortion.” This contrasts with common characterizations of those who favor limiting fire-arms ownership as “pro gun control” but never as “anti-Second Amendment Rights” or even “anti-gun rights.”

Why would the media characterize pro-life politicians as threats to “abortion rights” but never treat gun control advocates as threats to “gun rights”? The answer is that the media take “abortion rights” seriously but feel only contempt for the idea of “gun rights.” The irony is that “gun rights” really...