Monday, August 30, 2004

Reuters Editor's Email 'Sad But Revealing,' Pro-Life Group Says:
" A Reuters news service editor sent an e-mail to a pro-life group last week, criticizing the group's stance on abortion as well as its support of the Bush administration. The angry email has prompted the pro-life group to question the editor's journalistic integrity.
According to the National Right to Life Committee, the email came 'out of the blue' from Todd Eastham, a news editor for Reuters. Eastham was responding to a press release that the National Right to Life Committee sent to hundreds of news outlets after a federal judge in New York struck down a ban on partial birth abortion.
Eastham's email read as follows: 'What's your plan for parenting & educating all the unwanted children you people want to bring into the world? Who will pay for policing our streets & maintaining the prisons needed to contain them when you, their parents & the system fail them? Oh, sorry. All that money has been earmarked to pay off the Bush deficit. Give me a frigging break, will you?' "

For more on this go here (including the original press release and the actual e-mail response)

I guess I don't know whats worse the fact a Reuters editor felt he needed to send out this well thought out response using a Reuters e-mail account or the best argument for his abortion viewpoint is the savings in parenting and education expenses.


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