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Fox Abortion Doc Actually Fair, Balanced

First Posted: 03/28/08 03:45 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 01:15 PM ET

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When I read that Fox News had produced a documentary on abortion that "avoids taking sides," I didn't believe it. This is a network, after all, that can't seem to state something as simple as a congressman's party affiliation without putting a conservative spin on it.

But the rumors are true. With Facing Reality: Choice, which airs tomorrow night at 9 p.m. ET, Fox has lived up to its "Fair and Balanced" slogan, and then some. It's thoughtful, understated, and entirely devoid of right-wing cant.

And it wouldn't have been difficult in the least to weave some in, in the name of "balance." The show follows three pregnant women deciding whether or not to abort; I was expecting at least one to come from a liberal coastal enclave or an inner city. Instead, all three are poor-to-middle class white Christian women from the South or Midwest. The program could've been called Abortion in Red-State America.

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