Sunday 21 January 2024

Legacy Media Evening And Morning Shows Ignore March For Life; NBC Features Story On Pro-Abortion High Schoolers

 None of the Friday evening or Saturday morning news shows on ABC, NBC, or CBS covered the 51st annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., which saw tens of thousands of pro-life protesters flood the nation’s capital. 

March for Life organizers estimated that between 50,000 and 100,000 people attended the rally and ensuing march on Friday, but the massive pro-life turnout didn’t make it into the evening or morning coverage of some of the legacy media’s most-watched news programs, media watchdog NewsBusters reported. While ignoring the pro-life March for Life, “NBC Nightly News” with Lester Holt reported on how high school girls are making abortion access a priority in their decision on where to go to college.

“School ranking, academics, tuition costs, all factors in the big decision of picking a college but for South Carolina high school senior Grace, add the state’s abortion laws,” NBC News reporter Savannah Sellers began the segment. 

The high school senior featured in the segment said she was “not comfortable being in a state that doesn’t value who I am or value my rights as a person.”

Sellers said Grace was “joining a growing trend” of young women who consider a state’s abortion laws when deciding on a college. 

NewsBusters reported that ABC’s “World News Tonight” ran a segment on Biden’s student loan forgiveness and “Good Morning America” reported on the University of Minnesota’s national champion dance team and “National Use Your Gift Card Day.” Meanwhile, “CBS Saturday Morning” focused on an interview with Robert Smigel, the voice of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.


The March for Life featured speakers such as House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), former NFL tight end Benjamin Watson, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), and Focus on the Family President and CEO Jim Daly. University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, who led his team to a national championship victory earlier this month, also addressed the crowd at the March for Life rally before introducing Watson as a speaker.

“Thank you all for being here. It’s a great example that you’re setting,” Harbaugh said. “It’s a testimony to the sanctity of life.” 

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