Life News – Bias and Credibility

LifeNews is Right Biased, conservative and Questionable with low credibility and reliability.Factual Reporting: Low - Not Credible - Not Reliable - Fake News - Bias


A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing of credible information, a complete lack of transparency, and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for profit or influence (Learn More). Sources listed in the Questionable Category may be very untrustworthy and should be fact-checked on a per-article basis. Please note sources on this list are not considered fake news unless specifically written in the reasoning section for that source. See all Questionable sources.

  • Overall, we rate Right Biased and Questionable based on using poor sources, promotion of pseudoscience, and numerous failed fact-checks.

Detailed Report

Questionable Reasoning: Poor Sourcing, Propaganda, Pseudoscience, Failed Fact Checks
Bias Rating: FAR RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY


Founded in 2001 by Steve Ertelt, is an “independent news agency devoted to reporting news that affects the pro-life community.” According to their about page, “The topics covered by include abortion, assisted suicide and euthanasia, bioethics issues such as human cloning and stem cell research, campaigns and elections, and cultural legal and legislative issues as they affect the pro-life community.” The current editor is also Steve Ertelt, president of Colorado Citizens for Life, a statewide pro-life group, and a member of the National Right to Life Committee board.

Read our profile on the United States government and media.

Funded by / Ownership is owned by Steve Ertelt and is funded through donations and onsite advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, primarily reports on anti-abortion news using loaded language such as this: Bishop Slams Andrew Cuomo for Signing Bill Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth: You’re No Catholic. Sourcing for this article comes from the factually mixed Daily Caller. also covers political news with a strong right-wing bias such as this: Seven Times the Liberal Media Swooned Over Their Liberal Heroes This Year. This story is also poorly sourced to the factually mixed NewsBusters.

In general, all stories on favor a far-right Christian perspective and routinely denigrate liberal ideology.

A factual search reveals several failed fact checks. LifeNews has also been accused of fabricating news.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate Right Biased and Questionable based on using poor sources, promotion of pseudoscience, and numerous failed fact-checks. (D. Van Zandt 2/1/2017) Updated (02/25/2023)


This poll is for entertainment purposes and does not change our overall rating.

Last Updated on June 2, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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