… just kidding.
The March for Life has occurred every year, without fail, since the one-year anniversary of Roe v. Wade in 1974. Hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates swarm the capitol of the United States every January on a march that takes hours to fully complete. March for Lifers are protesting one specific piece of legislation that most Americans do not agree with.
But will the media cover it fairly? Nope. Probably not.
All evidence suggests that the media will gladly look the other way for the 46th year in a row. After all, we’re pro-life ninjas. Super sneaky, entering and exiting Washington D.C. without detection. The media should be hiring us as undercover journalists since we’re clearly experts at flying under everyone’s radar.
I mean, just look how inconspicuous we were last year:
The Media Research Center noted prior to the 2017 March for Life, “Since the media covered the pro-abortion “Women’s March on Washington” this year for 4,518 seconds, they should give comparable coverage to the hundreds of thousands of peaceful pro-life marchers.”
So what sort of coverage did we actually get in 2017 by major media networks? 1,312 seconds. In other words, 3.4 times less coverage than the Women’s March.
In fairness, the 2017 Women’s March was more-or-less a one-time thing. They had a ton of momentum by virtue of planning it the day after President Trump’s inauguration, and they had a fresh schtick and crazy ideas and pussy hats and blah blah blah. To be honest, it made sense for it to have a lot of coverage (even if the media wasn’t biased in their direction).
But a comparison isn’t the point here. Last year’s March for Life, free of the conflicting Women’s March or other major event, garnered 2 minutes and 6 seconds of major media time. That’s 126 seconds. That’s .00063 of a second per person if we’re assuming 200,000 attendees. That’s… really just shameful.
Abortion is not a small issue for Americans. Roe v. Wade has drifted in and out of the public eye throughout its 46 years, and right now it’s near the forefront. Especially since Donald Trump took office and pro-choice advocates collectively went off the deep end.
Objectively, there is no reason the media would not cover a massive demonstration pertaining to abortion in the wake of:
- two pro-life Supreme Court additions
- battles over the Equal Rights Amendment (aka Everything Related to Abortion Act)
- a new Planned Parenthood president who admits abortion is their core mission
- and general pro-abortion radicalism from Democrats (except Rep. Dan Lipinksi. You go, Dan!).
…unless they took a side on the issue, which of course they’d never do because that wouldn’t be honest journalism.
So what’s the bright side? In about a week, hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans are going to rain down on Washington D.C. for the 46th year in a row to tell our legislators that we are the Pro-Life Generation. As always, a huge chunk of Marchers are going to be young people. And whether the media helps us or not, we are going to abolish abortion.