Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Euthanizing

Yesterday when I checked the headlines I noted that Fox had a headline entitled, “Dutch Hospital Euthanizing Terminally Ill Newborns.” CNN had not yet covered it. Today CNN had a headline which says “Dutch ponder 'mercy killing' rules.” Fox’s article is from the AP. The CNN and Fox AP articles cover the same story but Fox’s headline is a little more direct and potentially alarming by mentioning that a hospital is euthanizing “newborns.” The CNN headline does not mention newborns in the headline but in the first sentence talks of “euthanizing terminally ill people "with no free will," including children, the severely mentally retarded and patients in irreversible comas.” Fox’s AP story is more pro-life in tone and mentions Roman Catholic outrage.

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