Thinking about mainstream journalism's role in framing abortion as a hotly contested issue when, in fact, 75 to 80 percent of the public has wanted abortion legal in some form since the 1970s, while those who want it banned has hovered about 20 percent or lower

Jun 24, 2022 · 6:56 PM UTC · Twitter Web App

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The Times is at it again
"If our journalists are perceived as biased or if they engage in editorializing on social media, that can undercut the credibility of the entire newsroom." I am told the New York Times sent this reminder out to staff today. The language is from their social media guidelines.
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Replying to @thrasherxy
"[I]n some form" is doing a lot of heavy lifting here. Many pro-lifers don't have a problem with it in cases of, e.g., ectopic pregnancies.
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"Many" is doing a lot of heavy lifting here too.
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Replying to @thrasherxy
And the framing that this was about a “right to abortion” as opposed to “a right for the government not to bother me about whether to have an abortion”
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It was never even frames as a right to abortion, but a right to “choice”
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And now the decision goes back to the appropriate lawmakers where it belonged.
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I agree this needs to be codified legislatively, same as, e.g., immigration reform, but the reason the Court ruled on it in the first place is that Congress wouldn't act and states were depriving U.S. citizens of life and liberties guaranteed by the 14th Amendment...
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If this is true, then passing a Constitutional amendment to make abortion & other rights explicit should be child's play, right?
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Has to be money involved …notice we never get clean single issue bills
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