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The social issue of abortion in the media has been portrayed by different perspectives  one side of the argument fights for pro­choice while the other fights for pro­life. The media has  played a huge part in how the audience perceive theses arguments. Like for instance, in the  article from The Daily Beast, Nina Strochlic wrote about a youtube ad in Chile that went viral  about women giving abortion tutorials about how to legally abort their pregnancies as a way to  get around Chile’s strict abortion laws. I think that the women in the video who are making these videos are using the internet as their advantage in getting that shock factor to the audience. The way this article only focuses on one side of the argument and framing the ideas of people who  agree with that point of view.  The article written by Life Site News focuses on how the media in general frames just  the pro abortion side of the matter. The picture they had of an ad to help prove their case by  using pathos as a way to inflict this guilt into their audience with saying that the money used to  spend on helping the child is used to kill and abort the child instead. Then it advertises to end  the killing. The article says that even though we live in a world where information is everywhere  and accessible we still only receive or peruse information that is of our own worldview. Also in  the article the message that the pro lifer is portraying is that they as people will tell what they  believe is the truth no matter if the opposing side gets angry or shocked just so they’ll know  what abortion really is.  With that statement alone they are building a sense of “we­ness” to the  group that agrees with them and making them think that it is their duty to spread the word.  Hence in a way it will only make the people that identify with that group lean more to their  agenda. They are flipping the opposing side as the other by creating the idea that they are  oblivious to an opposite perspective and will be defensive with that viewpoint. On ABC News they covered a story about an abortion ad that aired during the superbowl about Tim Tebow’s mom and how she was told by the doctor that she must abort her child  because a fatal virus that would harm her but she still went through with the pregnancy and that  child was Tebow. Some people were outraged that they aired this ad because they felt that the  topic was controversial. However, Gary Schneeberger, a spokesman for Focus on the family  didn’t see why it was controversial because to him it was just a personal story. On the surface,  what the ad wanted presences was just a story about a courageous mother but in the absence  the ad did push its own agenda with showing a mom who still kept her child even with that fatal  virus. Schneeberger, said the ad didn’t say abortion or pro life but it didn’t have to because  people subconsciously picked up the message that was underneath the main idea.  From the previous article on this topic by Campoamor, her way of getting her message  across of pro choice was using the reader’s emotions and creating a narrative for the reader to  identify themselves as the pro choice woman. By Campoamor creating this desire of being the  pro choice woman and yet showing the fear of not letting the possibility of the law to keep her  from having her choice and not to judge her character if she decides to abort her child. Where  the reader desires to identify like the pro choice woman and yet fear allowing other people  manipulate her own decisions. On the other hand, the US news article uses a narrative like Life  Site, where there is this “truth” that is being covered by the media and that the media’s agenda  is to constantly keep the opposing side’s view in the forefront.   In a nutshell, I feel that we are able to critically process media messages because we  don’t want to be persuaded and change our core values. So over time, having media as a huge  asset in our life and being educated about media allows us to keep our identity and feel like  “ourselves”. Our identity can be dominated by media messages because when we identify with  a certain group we only focus on that point of view. However, having access to so much  information opens up our views so that we can critically think for ourselves and resist whatever  the media tries to force down our throats. We soon become desynthesize by their tactics.  Works Cited Campoamor, Danielle. "What a Pro­Choice Woman Really Looks Like." The Huffington Post., 28 Aug. 2015. Web. 10 Sept. 2015. Nance, Penny. "Abortion Is Not Prowoman, Prolife Is Prowoman." US News. US News and World  Report LP, 22 Jan. 2013. Web. 10 Sept. 2015.  "The Media Is Pro­abortion. Here’s How to Make Them Spread the Pro­life Message."  LifeSiteNews. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Oct. 2015. Strochlic, Nina. "Chile’s Shocking DIY Abortion Ad Campaign." The Daily Beast. Newsweek/Daily  Beast, n.d. Web. 20 Oct. 2015. Adhikari, Brinda. "Tim Tebow Super Bowl Ad: Anti­Abortion Commercial to Air." ABC News. ABC  News Network, 26 Jan. 2010. Web. 20 Oct. 2015.


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