Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Interview With Stephanie Gray By CKNW 980’s “Nightline BC” Was A Bust

It just had so little punch to it.

Stephanie was strong and on target with all her commentary, so that part was effective, but the interviewer failed to really facilitate a good discussion with points raised, rebuffed, etc. I don’t think he really knew enough about the issue to do any better.

But I do think he did the best he could under the circumstances.

And then of course they had problems with the phone line [apparently] and so no callers were actually able to get through to offer their comments.

And then of course Vicki Saporta, Executive Director of the National Abortion Federation, was not featured in the same interview, as expected. Instead, the host Michael Smyth introduced Dawn Fowler, Canadian director of the NAF. She put up a really weak and hopeless front when questioned, insisting that the pictures were one-sided and misleading because abortion is a “complex issue.” And she asks, “How can a photograph be a good representation of a complex issue?”

Perhaps the interviewer should have asked how a picture of a starving Third World child can give so much information for a “complex issue” and result in such keen interest and support, but as I said, the interviewer was just in over his head.

Ms. Fowler tried hard in other ways to direct attention away from the actual act of abortion. She claimed the CCBR’s website was untruthful because the claim was made there that there is a link between abortion and breast cancer. Her most outrageous comments though were centred on her incredulity regarding how such graphic pictures were obtained, as though it was all some kind of hoax because pictures like that are far removed from the actual results of abortion!!! After all, she noted, in as close to a quote as I can produce, most abortions take place when the fetus is only a mass of cells.

Truly blind, deceptive and utterly pitiful!

But let’s face it: Poor-choicers have no case except a manufactured one.

The interview was at least a start. CCBR has accomplished their initial goal…to reignite the debate in Canada over the legalized killing of unborn children.

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