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VIDEO: Anti-abortion activists protest at ABC, accuse network of censorship

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Anti-abortion activists Thursday took their "March on Media" to the doorstep of ABC News' Washington bureau to accuse the network of censoring stories about abortionists while lionizing supporters of abortion like Texas Sen. Wendy Davis.

"Enough is enough. It's time to report the news. It's time to stop censoring the news," said Lila Rose, the leader of the protest and whose group, Live Action, has uncovered horrible conditions at several abortion clinics around the nation.

"American women deserve to know the truth and we today, here, are calling attention to the fact that the real war on women is the silence of the media and the censoring of the data. Women deserve to know the truth about abortion and the data that proves abortion harms women," added Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, a legal arm of the anti-abortion movement.

As they spoke in the shadow of the ABC logo across DeSales Street NW, about 100 protesters held signs of support.

ABC sent a cameraman to the event and he politely waved when he was pointed out. They made no other comment.

The groups charge that the TV networks favor the pro-choice movement and were extremely slow to cover the abortion murder trial of Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia. The conservative Media Research Center said that ABC skipped the first 56 days of the trial.

By comparison, the networks coughed up three times as much coverage of Texan Davis, the Democrat who tried to kill a Texas abortion law with a filibuster. The anti-abortion protesters said that ABC painted Davis as "their new hero."

Meanwhile, American United for Life has seen its report about the physical and mental arms to women receiving abortions go virtually untouched by the networks and mainstream media.

Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.