Media ignores pro-lifers, promotes anti-war protesters.
On January 22, hundreds of thousands of peaceful demonstrators marched in Washington, D.C., in an annual protest against the infamous 1973 Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, that has led to a holocaust of 48 million abortions. If you didn't see any mention of the Washington, D.C., march, or any of the other major demonstrations in cities across the United States, you're not alone. To the major print and broadcast media, which are notoriously pro-abortion, the pro-life marches were non-events. However, five days later, on January 27, when a much smaller number of left-wing demonstrators gathered in Washington to protest the war in Iraq, they were given extensive, sympathetic coverage.
The Family Research Council commented on the disparity in the coverage of the two events, noting that "the smaller, anti-war demonstration got much more coverage than the pro-life march." The anti-war demonstrators were allowed to take the steps of the U.S. Capitol--pro-life Marchers were kept back from the Capitol. The anti-war protestors were even allowed to desecrate the property with anarchist symbols and spray-paint the Capitol grounds with graffiti, while U.S. Capitol Police Chief Phillip Morse commanded his men to fall back in order to let the protestors exercise their "rights."