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Pro-Life Voices Stepping Up Their Game In U.S. Hispanic Media

by | May 20, 2019

By Media Research Council Latino Staff

With the outbreak of controversy over recent state abortion laws aiming to challenge the United States’ currently extreme pro-abortion regime, several pro-life voices have notably been able to make their case on several of the country’s top Hispanic networks.

Recent reports from CNN’s Spanish-language affiliate and on Telemundo featured potent, undiluted pro-life voices that made a case for the recent legislation, and took very strong positions in defense of the pre-born, as seen below:

GUSTAVO VALDES, CORRESPONDENT, CNN: Protection of lives such as that of Mariela Jiménez.

MARIELA JIMÉNEZ, PRO-LIFE ACTIVIST: Well, my mom was six months pregnant and she had a preeclampsia that was killing her and they told her, “look, your daughter is not viable”…

VALDES: That daughter is now an attorney, and she witnessed the ceremony where Brian Kemp signed the bill known as “First Heartbeat”, which prohibits abortion once a doctor can detect a heartbeat in the mother’s womb, something that generally happens some six weeks from the beginning of a pregnancy.

JIMÉNEZ: What people haven’t realized is that this is another life. So you can choose- I can choose for my own life. But can I choose regarding my own children’s’ lives? Absolutely not.

FATHER ANTONIO HOYOS, PRO-LIFE ACTIVIST: But are we going to nullify the child, then? Are we going to take the chance of existence away from that fetus?

Abortion has long been one of those policy issues where Spanish-language media runs to the left of the general community, and has historically given a broader platform to pro-abortion voices. These networks generally held their tongues as New York passed its radical abortion bill, and give scant coverage to the March For Life- just to name a few recent examples.

This is important to highlight because at no point in these networks’ coverage of the recent legislation in Georgia, Alabama, and Missouri is there any mention of the possibility that these bills are, in part, a counterreaction to the New York bill (and to the equivalent Virginia bill that was…well… aborted in committee), or to the Left’s smearing of Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings, which did receive ample coverage on the nation’s Spanish-language newscasts.

Time will tell whether this spotlighting of strong, pro-life voices is a short-term blip- or a longer-term realignment with viewership. Regardless, the amplification of these voices is welcome, and is in itself a recognition of the indisputable fact that the Hispanic community is pro-life.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Newsbusters and is reposted with permission.

Categories: Pro-Lifers
Tags: Hispanic