Insights from Dawn Eden at Americans United for Life:
Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief Ron Fournier observes in a blog entry titled “Tiptoeing Around Abortion,” “As an appeals court judge, she dismissed a challenge to the so-called global gag rule, deciding against an abortion rights group. But in her opinion she used the phrases ‘anti-abortion’ and ‘pro-choice,’ typically used by the abortion rights side.”
There is a certain irony in the AP bureau chief’s noting that the phrases “anti-abortion” and “pro-choice” are “typically used by the abortion rights side.” Those are also the phrases mandated by the Associated Press. In essence, Fournier is confirming his employer’s own “abortion-rights” bias.