Pro­mot­ing edi­to­rial not fair jour­nal­ism

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

I was shocked and ap­palled to open my Guardian this morn­ing (Jan. 7), to see in very large print on the front page an ex­cerpt from the edi­to­rial urg­ing the P.E.I. Govern­ment to “do the right thing” by re­mov­ing “the last bar­ri­ers to re­pro­duc­tive health ser­vices - in­clud­ing abor­tion - on Prince Ed­ward Is­land.”

This is not about who’s right or wrong, this is about us­ing your pa­per to es­pouse in a very com­mand­ing way the view of the edi­to­rial staff on what is a very con­tro­ver­sial topic. I must thank you for in­clud­ing the let­ter by Kevin Arse­nault in your let­ters to the editor sec­tion as well as ex­cerpts from the in­ter­view with the Right to Life As­so­ci­a­tion and Cam­paign Life Coali­tion.

You also have the right to print your views on the edi­to­rial page. That is what that sec­tion is meant for. How­ever, to bla­tantly take one side of this is­sue and pro­mote the edi­to­rial view at the top of the front page is not fair jour­nal­ism in my view. Barb Mac­Far­lane, John­ston’s River

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