Focus on the Family is going airing a pro-life ad during the Super Bowl and some pro-abortion groups aren't happy about it. Well, they can pay for their own counter-ad if they want, so I don't see a problem. What's most interesting to me is Reuters' concluding characterization of the political climate surrounding abortion.

Abortion is one of the most divisive issues in America and a spate of recent opinion polls have suggested growing opposition to women's right to terminate pregnancy.

That sentence betrays an obvious bias in favor of legalized abortion on the part of the news agency. If Reuters had written "... and a spate of recent opinion polls have suggested growing support for the right of babies to not be murdered by their mothers in utero" the reverse bias would have been equally obvious.

The question over whether or not abortion is a "right" is the heart of the division over abortion, and a large majority of Americans disagree with Reuters' editorial position on the matter. Reuters would be wise to stick to hard news rather than injecting their opinions into their reporting.

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