Aug
01
1992

Abortion Coverage Leaves Women out of the Picture

As a background graphic for reports on abortion, TV has sometimes used a depiction of a late-term fetus hanging in space, with no connection to a pregnant woman. The "floating fetus" logo is in sync with the media's tendency to push women out of the public's mental picture of the abortion issue. In recent years, national media have heavily covered the issue of abortion. In 1989 and 1990, close to 1500 articles on abortion appeared in major dailies; the weeklies -- Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report -- have featured stories on abortion more regularly than any other social […]