Ex-CBS Anchor Dan Rather to Headline Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Event

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 29, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Ex-CBS Anchor Dan Rather to Headline Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Event

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
September 29
, 2009

Minneapolis, MN (LifeNews.com) — Most viewers can easily pinpoint the pro-abortion bias in news reports by the so-called mainstream media, but former CBS newsman Dan Rather is confirmation what they already know. Rather will headline a fundraising event for a local affiliate of the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota tapped Rather to be the keynote speaker at its October 13 banquet at the Minneapolis Hilton.

"Dan Rather, the voice, heart and soul of American journalism, is one of the most recognized and renowned reporters of our time," the abortion business trumpets in an announcement of the event.

Tickets for the swanky pro-abortion fundraiser with Rather start at $150 and go up to $5,000 — which guarantees the abortion advocate preferred seating near the former
CBS anchor.

Kathi Di Nicola, media relations director for the local Planned Parenthood abortion business, told one media outlet that she doesn’t expect any controversy over the selection.

She is expecting more than 1,100 people to join the media-pro-abortion nexus event, including their supporters in elected government.

Ironically, Rather is going to speak on "new media" — which is where most of the controversy and opposition to the speech will be generated.

Scott Fischbach, the director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, told LifeNews.com Tuesday afternoon he’s one of those not surprised by Rather’s appearance.

"For years viewers watched Dan Rather deliver the news of the day believing he was objective and fair, while the whole time he harbored anti-life views," he said.

"Clearly Dan Rather has never been objective, in fact his support of Planned Parenthood proves how radical his views truly are," Fischbach continued. "It is sad that Dan Rather has now agreed to raise money for the number one killer of unborn children in Minnesota, Planned Parenthood."

Rather is no stranger to accusations of bias on abortion.

Although hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates and a handful of abortion activists attend the March for Life each year, Rather began his coverage of the event in 2004 this way: "Tens of thousands of demonstrators on both sides of the issue filled the streets of Washington today."

The Roger and Nancy McCabe Foundation will help the abortion business with a $25,00 challenge grant for all new and increased donations.

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