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- Overall, we rate Live Action a moderate conspiracy website based on misleading and sometimes false accusations against Planned Parenthood and pro-choice advocates.
Bias Rating: RIGHT – CONSPIRACY AND PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Live-Action is an American anti-abortion non-profit organization founded in 2003 by then 15-year-old Lila Rose. Live-Action is known for its undercover video sting operations on Planned Parenthood clinics. According to their about page, “Live Action News reports daily on stories the mainstream media often refuses to cover — including exposés of the abortion industry and stories revealing the dignity and humanity of preborn children — inspiring our readers to defend the most vulnerable within their communities.”
Funded by / Ownership
According to the Live Action website, “in 2008, Live Action was legally formed as a non-partisan, non-profit organization.” The website and organization are funded through donations.
Analysis / Bias
Live Action’s sole mission is to discredit Planned Parenthood and to advocate for Pro-Life policies. Typically, they try to achieve this through undercover sting videos. They also have a news section on their website that uses loaded emotional language such as this “Women in California may soon be protected from abortionists like these.” Generally, news articles are well sourced to credible information. However, in some cases, they have made false or unproven claims as seen below.
Critics of Live Action have accused them of selective video editing and publication of misleading information.
Failed Fact Checks
- Does Planned Parenthood Provide No Prenatal Care, Only Abortions? – Mostly False
- Does Planned Parenthood Enforce ‘Abortion Quotas’? – Unproven
- An infant who survived abortion in a Polish hospital screamed for an hour while left alone to die. – Unproven
- “Abortion is more dangerous now than ever before.” – False
- “Abortion is never medically necessary” – Inaccurate
Overall, we rate Live Action a moderate conspiracy website based on misleading and sometimes false accusations against Planned Parenthood and pro-choice advocates. (1/31/2017) Updated (D. Van Zandt 7/10/2022)
Last Updated on July 10, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check