Shaping stigma: An analysis of mainstream print and online news coverage of abortion 2014-2015 in USA

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Shaping stigma: An analysis of mainstream print and online news coverage of abortion 2014-2015 in USA
by Safe Abortion, Feb 14, 2017

SeaChange Program, Issue 23, January 2017

Both women who have abortions and abortion care providers experience stigma in a number of ways, with profound implications for them on a personal level and for our public discourse about the issue. In fact, almost all those attached to abortion can face stigma, including the journalists who write about it, either in the form of editorial pressure or backlash from their readers.

If abortion is one of the most common and safe medical procedures in the United States, why is it still so shrouded in shame, stigma, and controversy? There are many factors, certainly. We suspect one of them is media coverage. In this Issue, we examine news coverage of abortion to determine how it might reflect and reinforce stigma…

Continued at source: International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion: http://www.safeabortionwomensright.org/shaping-stigma-an-analysis-of-mainstream-print-and-online-news-coverage-of-abortion-2014-2015-in-usa/