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Associated Press instructs all media to use ‘pro-abortion’ language when reporting on topic
By JD Heyes // Dec 16, 2022

If you still doubt that the vast majority of the American media is lockstep left-wing, don't doubt it anymore, as The Associated Press has provided fresh proof.

The AP, the country's largest daily newswire service, is now 'instructing' all media outlets how to portray abortion issues, and specifically, how to portray it in a positive light for the procedure.

"The Associated Press is notably the most used stylebook used by news outlets of all political affiliations and influences how many journalists choose to word and frame various issues," Breitbart News reported this week. "The news organization’s updated abortion guidelines include advising journalists to use the terms 'abortion rights' and 'anti-abortion,' while foregoing other terms like 'pro-life, pro-choice, or pro-abortion."

The newswire is also advising journalists never to use the term “abortionist” because it supposedly “connotes a person who performs clandestine abortions.” But that's a lie: The dictionary definition of the term plainly states it is "one who induces abortions."

Breitbart News reports further:

The stylebook states that the term “late-term abortion” should not be used to define an abortion carried out late in a pregnancy. Live Action News notes that the Associated Press has taken issue with the term “despite the fact that media has used this terminology for decades to mean an abortion committed late in pregnancy, such as the second and third trimesters.” 

As far as covering pro-life laws, the Associated Press tells journalists to avoid the terms “fetal heartbeat” and “six-week abortion bans.”

“In fact, even abortion business websites themselves have long used that terminology, as have media outlets and the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is a pro-abortion entity and frequently changes its terminology to match its ideology,” according to the pro-life news outlet Live Action News.

“The terms are overly broad and misleading given the disagreement over details, such as what constitutes a heartbeat at varying gestational ages,” the AP topical guide reads.

“Advanced technology can detect a flickering as early as six weeks, when the embryo isn’t yet a fetus, and it has only begun forming a rudimentary heart. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists [ACOG] says it is not accurate to call that a heartbeat. Use the term cardiac activity instead,” the guide continued.

According to Live Action News: “To be even more clinically accurate, ACOG now refers to early term (37 weeks through 38 weeks and 6 days of gestation), full term (39 weeks through 40 weeks and 6 days of gestation), late term (41 weeks through 41 weeks and 6 days of gestation), and postterm (42 weeks of gestation and beyond) — and abortion does not happen in this period,” an ACOG guide adds.

“The Associated Press is gaslighting as policy in joining the pretense that changing definitions changes facts” and is “putting pro-abortion politics over facts, to weaponize discourse,” Kristi Hamrick of Students for Life of America told the outlet.

“Despite what the heartless misinformation team at the AP says, ALL heartbeats involve an electrical impulse, putting all of humankind in the same category, born or pre-born,” Hamrick continued.

It's not just that this is all sick and twisted, but the AP telling all journalists how to phrase anything, let alone abortion reporting, is Stalinist and tyrannical. They do these sorts of things with state-run media in dictatorships; it's not supposed to happen in countries with a supposed free press.

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