Talking about Pro-Life: use the right language

Last year, The New York Times featured an article, ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ vs. ‘Forced Pregnancy’: The Language Wars of the Abortion Debate. For people who have a heart for the unborn, the words they choose are important for protecting women and saving their babies. Even though they want to help, sometimes they can express anger and…

Communicating beyond the pro-life press

Live Action has launched a documentary series highlighting allegations that Planned Parenthood protects sexual abusers. This important series is just the latest evidence that Planned Parenthood affiliates nationwide regularly cover up sexual abuse — including the sexual abuse of minors. The series has spread like wildfire among pro-life outlets. However, it has gotten little coverage in outlets outside…

A Van Gogh, Trump, and a Tall-Tale Toilet

When the White House asks for a favor, it’s best to think carefully before you take action. Paul Schwartzman reported in the Washington Post that President Trump requested a Vincent van Gogh painting to put in his private living quarters at the White House. What the museum offered was a piece of art that was more functional,…

Don’t Blow Up Your Publicity Plan

When we’re going to have a baby, we love to tell people about it. However, when was the last time a baby announcement could land you in jail? Alastair Lawson reports in the BBC News that a man shot an exploding target to announce his wife’s pregnancy. It sent billowing blue smoke into the air and…

Avoid the Fake News Cycle

There is a famous saying that came out of Chicago’s City News Bureau: “If your mother says she loves you, check it out.” Unfortunately, not everyone follows that advice.  A story on National Public Radio by Cory Turner describes how students are being trained to spot fake news. They look at viral stories and ads, and…