Saturday, January 22, 2005

Roe v. Wade

CNN and Fox ran identical articles today on Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal 32 years ago. Fox however had previously also run three other articles on Roe V. Wade (the 2nd and 3rd are similar with the 2nd an AP story and the 3rd from Fox News):

Future of Roe v. Wade Uncertain on Anniversary - Saturday, January 22, 2005 - NEW YORK — Coming just two days after George W. Bush's inauguration, Saturday's anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision...

High Court Asked to Overturn Roe v. Wade - Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - WASHINGTON — The woman once known as "Jane Roe" has asked the Supreme Court to overturn its landmark Supreme Court decision that...

'Jane Roe' Wants High Court to End Abortion - Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - WASHINGTON — Norma McCorvey (search), the woman whose lawsuit challenging the state of Texas' abortion ban led to the landmark Supreme...

If you only read CNN, you would not have seen the above information on “Jane Roe”, Norma McCorvey, wanting the Supreme Court to overturn its decision. However, CNN did run this article last September about a rejection of McCorvey’s request to a lower court, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals:

Court rejects motion to overturn Roe v. Wade (09.14.2004) A three-judge panel of a federal appeals court dismissed a motion Tuesday from the original plaintiff in Roe v. Wade to have the landmark 1973 abortion case overturned, a court clerk said.

Last February, Fox ran this article about the 5th Circuit case:

Court to Consider Roe v. Wade Reopen Request - Friday, February 20, 2004 - DALLAS — A federal appeals court has agreed to hear a request from the woman formerly known as "Jane Roe" to reconsider the 1973 U.S....

Fox did not run the results article as CNN did but the results are mentioned in two of the articles above. In fact, this statement is in Fox’s AP article on the 19th but not in CNN’s article:

But in a strongly worded concurrence, 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge Edith H. Jones criticized the abortion ruling and said new medical evidence may well show undue harm to a mother and her fetus.

Fox is emphasizing the issue with McCorvey. CNN is not mentioning it much. Is CNN more pro-abortion? Fox anti-abortion?

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