Once upon a time, newspaper editorial boards contented themselves with expressing their pro-abortion sentiments on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
In under a week’s time, both the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Capital Times have printed pro-abortion statements from lead editors at their respective papers. Read the MJS editorial here and the Cap Times editorial here. To be fair, the MJS did print our rebuttal, which you can read here.
So, why the sudden onslaught of support for Planned Parenthood and taxpayer-funded birth control programs?
Much can be gleaned from the tone of the editorials. The MJS borders on hysteria, calling out cafeteria Catholics to be more vocal in supporting abortion and birth control (can you blame these so-called “cafeteria Catholics” for attempting to remain unnoticed in the pews?). The Cap Times editorial shows how out-of-touch the average editorial board is with the rest of society (could this be why newspapers are failing?). The title of the Cap Times editorial — “Pro-lifers seem to care more about life before birth than after” — tries to resurrect a fallacy that’s been around for 30 years. If that were true, why aren’t pro-aborts involved in crisis pregnancy centers? If that were true, why do pro-aborts fund “grant programs” to pay for poor womens’ abortions?
While it can be disheartening for pro-lifers to read these public expressions of abortion support (and then realize why newspapers never write on pro-life rallies, fundraisers, crisis pregnancy baby showers, and so on), realize that Planned Parenthood is on the run, and they’re pulling out all the stops and calling in all the favors. Including those in very high places — Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin lists the Capital Times Kids Fund (the irony!) as one of its major benefactors. Wouldn’t you do that if $20 million of your budget was on the line? Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin receives $20 million in state and federal taxpayer funding every year.