Sharon Kann

Trump Will Keynote Anti-Abortion Gala After Group Promoted His Hotel

In anticipation of its annual gala, the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) has been promotingofficial room blocks for the event at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., and running a contestin which the prize includes a free stay at the property during the gala. On May 14, during the White House press briefing, deputy press secretary Raj Shah then announced that President Donald Trump would be deliveringthe keynote address at the gala.

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The Atlantic's Hiring of Kevin Williamson Is Even More Appalling Than It Looks

After The Atlantic hired former National Review writer Kevin Williamson, Media Matters and a number of others called out Williamsons’ history of problematic commentary -- including his belief that “the law should treat abortion like any other homicide” and, as Rewire.News characterized it, that “women who have had abortions should face capital punishment, namely hanging.” 

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3 of the Most Dangerous Abortion Misinformers in America

What’s an anti-choice extremist to do when the only person willing to give their blatant misinformation a platform is Sean Hannity?

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How Cable News Keeps Getting It Wrong About Abortion and Reproductive Rights

A 12-month-long Media Matters study of evening cable news programs found that discussions of abortion, reproductive rights, and reproductive health were heavily dependent on male speakers and anti-choice misinformation. In particular, Media Matters found that men were participants in 60 percent of conversations about abortion and reproductive rights, and that 64 percent of statements about abortion that aired during this time period were inaccurate.

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Supreme Court Justices Ginsburg and Kagan Just Destroyed a Right-Wing Abortion Myth

In the oral arguments for Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt -- the case before the Supreme Court concerning Texas' anti-choice law, HB 2 -- Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller relied on a common right-wing media myth to justify medically unnecessary restrictions on abortion. In his argument, Keller made the long-debunked claim -- pushed for years by right-wing media -- that HB 2 was passed to prevent another "Kermit Gosnell scandal," in which illegal operations led to multiple deaths at a Philadelphia clinic.

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