Where “Forcing” Equals “Helping”

I am beginning to suspect that the “news” aspect of’s name is far less important than the “life” part, considering that the website’s mission is obviously to slant every article to fit its right-wing agenda.

Just last week we noted how LifeNews printed an article claiming that a “new study conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency shows a correlation between the use of cells from babies in abortions in vaccines to an increase in autism rates” when the study itself showed nothing of the sort, as the article was built entirely around the baseless speculations of an anti-choice blogger and presented them as if they were fact.

But that is nothing compared to this new article

Oklahoma Law to Allow Women Ultrasound Before Abortion Subject to Lawsuit

A pro-abortion legal group based in New York City wasted no time in filing a lawsuit against a new Oklahoma law that helps women by allow them a chance to see an ultrasound of their unborn child while considering an abortion. The lawsuit was filed hours after the Oklahoma state Senate override the governor’s veto.

The state Senate voted 36-12 Tuesday to override Governor Brad Henry on two pro-life bills, including the ultrasound measure.

Apparently, LifeNews doesn’t understand the difference between words like “help” or “allow” and “force”

Oklahoma lawmakers overrode their governor’s veto Tuesday to enact tough abortion laws that force women to undergo invasive ultrasounds and allow doctors to withhold test results showing fetal defects.

Even women who are victims of rape or incest will be required to listen to a detailed description of the fetus and view the ultrasound image prior to terminating a pregnancy.

They will also likely be required to undergo vaginal rather than abdominal ultrasounds as doctors are required to use the method that “would display the embryo or fetus more clearly.”

The new Oklahoma law requires women to get a vaginal ultrasound with no exceptions  … but to LifeNews, the law is reported as merely helping women by allowing them a chance to see an ultrasound.