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Reader's view: Hall right for newspaper but not for east Duluth

Becky Hall has the audacity to ask me to defeat her "pro-abortion" opponent. Before the News Tribune gave its endorsement in the Minnesota House District 7A race to Hall it may have asked her about a campaign contribution letter she circulated in...

Becky Hall has the audacity to ask me to defeat her “pro-abortion” opponent.
Before the News Tribune gave its endorsement in the Minnesota House District 7A race to Hall it may have asked her about a campaign contribution letter she circulated in her district. In it, Hall used inflammatory language, calling her opponent, Jennifer Schultz, “staunchly pro-abortion.” Editorial board members may have been interested in the dangerously worded, pandering letter.
Editorial Page Editor Chuck Frederick confirmed to me that the AP style followed by the News Tribune with regard to abortion includes using “anti-abortion” instead of “pro-life” and “abortion rights” instead of “pro-abortion” or “pro-choice.”
Hall’s choice of biased language described her ideology rather than political issues, which is important information for editorial board members and for voters in District 7A.
It was a coincidence, according to Frederick, that the News Tribune published on the same day as its endorsement of Hall a letter to the editor, headlined, “Abortion is immoral and violates God’s law.”
Dominic Furfaro
Duluth

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