Fox News Wonders Whether “Link” Between Cancer And Abortion Caused Komen Controversy
6:09 pm, February 2nd | by Amy Tennery
It makes sense that different news outlets cover similar stories in different ways. Everyone has a different audience (well, more or less). And even the most objective outlets often succumb to an editorial slant from time-to-time. In theory, most papers would try to avoid this, but it remains an inevitability for most.
And the recent coverage of the Susan G. Komen Foundation controversy is no different.
For those of you who weren’t aware, there’s been just the tiniest bit of controversy this week surrounding the famed breast cancer advocacy group’s choice to cut funding to Planned Parenthood. Pro-lifers were thrilled. Pro-choicers were not so much.
And the former of those two groups began to advocate on Komen’s behalf — by arguing that abortions can cause breast cancer. Abortions cause breast cancer?! Well, no. There is no poof of that — and the theory has been discredited several times. In fact, the National Cancer Institute and the actual Susan G. Komen Foundation have both said this is a myth.
Speaking of myths, that’s the word choice the Los Angeles Times used to describe the the abortion-cancer theory in its story today:
Fox News, however, went with a different headline: