Violence against pro-life individuals and groups will stop, the U.S. Bishops’ former pro-life chairman told Currents News on on June 27, when media treat it the same way they have treated the Jan. 6, 2021 storming of the U.S. Capitol.
Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas was asked by Currents News anchor Christine Persichette about the ongoing violence since the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked. Noting that there have been “more than 60 attacks on pro-life organizations and people” in the eight weeks since, Persichette asked the archbishop when he thinks it will stop.
“I think it will stop when those on the other side stop getting attention for these acts of violence,” and when they realize such acts “are counterproductive,” he said. “And I think the media coverage can help with that as well, condemning this type of violence as much as they’ve condemned what happened at the Capitol on January 6.
“If they would have that same type of vigor, I think this would end.”
Archbishop Naumann, former chairman of pro-life activities for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, also criticized the media for what he described as their overall bias against the pro-life message.
“That’s really no surprise,” he replied when Persichette asked about the perception that media have been “one-sided” in their coverage of the Court’s action overturning Roe, “more focused on the mom and not the baby.”
“It’s been that way for almost 50 years now,” the archbishop said. “There’s a strong media bias against the child, they frame the whole issue as a women’s rights issue.”
That ignores the fact, he said, that “with every abortion there are two human lives involved,” the mother’s life but also “there’s another human life, a baby’s life” involved as well….
The above comes from a July 1 story in The Tablet.