Abortion groups have been attacking The New York Times on Twitter for publishing a front-page photo of pro-life protesters outside of the U.S. Supreme Court building on Wednesday.
A huge crowd of pro-life and pro-abortion protesters gathered outside of the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday as the justices heard oral arguments in a potential landmark abortion case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. The case involves a Texas law that protects women’s health and welfare by requiring abortion clinics to meet the kinds of medical and safety standards that legitimate medical centers meet.
On Thursday, abortion groups including Planned Parenthood, NARAL and others tweeted photos of their protesters to The New York Times, claiming that its front-page report was biased because the photo didn’t show how many pro-abortion people were in the crowd.
— NIRHealth (@nirhealth) March 3, 2016
— PlannedParenthood PA (@PPAdvocatesPA) March 3, 2016
— NARAL (@NARAL) March 3, 2016
— CenterforReproRights (@ReproRights) March 3, 2016
It’s interesting that abortion activists are attacking the newspaper, which typically is biased against pro-lifers. But in this case, it’s especially ironic given that abortion activists appear to have paid people to be there.
The pro-life group Bound4Life posted a photo on its Facebook page earlier this week showing a bright yellow flyers advertising jobs for paid protesters “to protect reproductive rights.” Bound4Life said these flyers were posted throughout Washington, D.C. in the days leading up to the U.S. Supreme Court rally. The flyer advertises $11-$15 per hour and says “Fight Attacks on Right to Choose.”
This is not the first time abortion activists have had to pay people to show up for their events. Abortion activists also appear to have paid protesters to fight against the Texas law before the Supreme Court while it was being debated in the state legislature.
Last September, LifeNews reported that Planned Parenthood also paid protesters to pelt then-Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina with condoms because she is pro-life. In recent years, Planned Parenthood also went to Craig’s List to hire canvassers to go door-to-door to promote Obamacare.
A ruling on the Texas case is expected in June. The Supreme Court has not directly addressed the issue of abortion since 2007, when the Court upheld the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in Gonzales v. Carhart.