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Fox News Website Uses Plastic Fetus For Story Visual

Reported by Priscilla - February 8, 2011 -

In what appears to be another not so subtle shout out to the anti-choice community, the Fox News website has a photo of a plastic fetus to illustrate their report on an anti-choice bill being proposed in Ohio which would make abortion illegal almost immediately after conception. The law, created by uber right wing Christian and anti-choice zealot Janet Folger Porter, would ban abortion after a fetal "heartbeat" is detected which means that by the time a woman has a pregnancy diagnosis, it would be too late to have an abortion. (Alternet has an excellent article on this bill.) The Fox News website had an article about this on the secondary tier of leading stories since the morning up until now. It was illustrated with a photo of a plastic fetus that is clearly a representation of a fetus that is way beyond the point where there is a heartbeat (18 days). But it resembles the fetus dolls so beloved by the "pro-life" movement. It's rather odd.....

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