Pro-Life, Pro-Choice Advocates Weigh In on Gosnell Trial

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Pro-Life, Pro-Choice Advocates Weigh In on Gosnell Trial


As the murder trial for abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell moved into closing arguments on Monday, both sides of the nation's abortion debate continued to weigh in, CBN News reports. Abortion rights advocates say the testimony points to the need for procedures to be more accessible, while pro-life supporters say the media has under-publicized the trial out of fear that it would weaken support for abortion rights. In a recent article, Washington Post politics writer Melinda Henneberger said journalists "didn't write more because the only abortion story most outlets ever cover in the news pages is every single threat or perceived threat to abortion rights. In fact, that is so fixed a view of what constitutes coverage that it's genuinely hard, I think, for many journalists to see a story outside that paradigm as news." Gosnell faces counts of murder for killing a female patient and four babies born alive in his clinic and several lesser charges.

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