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blue4barb Donating Member (367 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-27-06 07:52 PM
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Detroit Newspapers website re: death notices
I was just online at the Detroit Free Press website to look up a death notice, and there is a link to suggested charitible organizations. I was very disturbed to see a link to "Right to Life in Michigan" with no opposing link (that I could find) for an organization that supports pro-choice.

Also, the Right to Life website includes political endorsements including DeVos for governor. I immediately fired off an email to the Detroit Newspaper death notices department to correct this bias. I asked for a response, and I will post here when and if I do get a reply.

I'm ticked.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-27-06 08:01 PM
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1. Hi, barb
:hi:

It will be interesting to see what they say.+
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blue4barb Donating Member (367 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-27-06 08:21 PM
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2. Yes! It will be very interesting to hear how they explain this bias,
I asked that they either remove the link to Right to Life in Michigan or include a pro-choice link on their list.

Side note: I've been following your posts pretty regularly, SharonRB, and I commend you for all your efforts! It sounds like you were fortunate once again to see John Conyers (my hero) :-)
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blue4barb Donating Member (367 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-30-06 05:06 PM
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3. Success! I received a favorable reply from the Detroit Newspapers
Edited on Fri Jun-30-06 05:07 PM by blue4barb
stating that they would be willing to add a suggested charity to their list. I contacted Planned Parenthood of Southeast Michigan, and they are now on the the Death Notices list (online) of suggested charities. Happy ending. :)
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-30-06 05:19 PM
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4. Good for you, Barb!
:yourock:
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-01-06 11:30 AM
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5. Excellent work
!
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