AP Points Out Soto's Use of "Abortion Rights" Language, But Uses the Same Language Themselves

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Jul 14, 2009 2:01 PM

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.