Bias: Hyper-Partisan Right

Reliability: Unreliable, Problematic

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Overview

Ad Fontes Media rates Life News in the Hyper-Partisan Right category of bias and as Unreliable, Problematic in terms of reliability. Life News is an independent news website covering issues important to the pro-life movement. Topics include abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research and politics. Formerly the Pro-Life Infonet, the site was founded in 1993. The site records 1.6 million visits per month.

Overall Score

The following are Life News’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 23.30

Bias: 21.96

Panels of analysts from Ad Fontes Media regularly review representative sample content to rate it for reliability and bias. Each panel of analysts comprises one left-leaning, one right-leaning, and one center-leaning analyst.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating content. To determine its reliability score, we consider the content’s veracity, expression, its title/headline, and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a weighted scale, with the average of those creating the sample content’s overall reliability score.

To determine sample content’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position, and how it compares to other reporting or analysis from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a weighted scale, with the average of those creating the content’s overall bias score.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to middle to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 40 are generally good; scores below 24 are generally problematic. Scores between 24-40 indicate a range of possibilities, with some sources falling there because they are heavy in opinion and analysis, and some because they have a high variation in reliability between articles.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to +42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being minimally biased, equally balanced, or exhibiting a centrist bias.

Individual Content Sample Scores

These are the most recent content samples that Ad Fontes Media analysts have rated for this source.

Content Sample URLBiasReliability
President Trump Condemns Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome: They “Deserve Love”14.6729
Fact: An Unborn Baby is a Human Being and Abortions Kill Children19.3329
Democratic Senator Who Admitted Hitting His Wife Casts Final Nominating Vote For Joe Biden25.6721.33
Trump Admin Slams China After New Reports of Forced Abortions: “Campaign of Brutal Repression”19.3329.33
Ratings for Democrat Convention Drop 28% as Americans Oppose Pro-Abortion Joe Biden2418.33
John Kasich: It’s OK for Republicans to Vote for Biden, Even Though He Supports Killing Babies2521.33
Justice Clarence Thomas: “From the Beginning, Abortion Was Promoted as a Means of Eugenics”22.4425.56
ABC Coronavirus Special Never Mentions Andrew Cuomo Killing Nursing Home Residents28.524.25
Judge Refuses to Dismiss Bogus Charges Against David Daleiden for Exposing Planned Parenthood26.519.25
Kamala Harris Claims President Trump’s “Secret Police” Will Steal the Election18.3340.33
Trump Admin Fights Judge’s Order Making It Easier to Kill Babies in Abortions15.6735
Joe Biden Celebrates Abortion, Calls Killing Babies in Abortions a “Constitutional Right”23.5421.58
Abortionist Who is a Convicted Sex Offender May Have to Close His Seven Abortion Clinics27.7521
Teachers’ Unions Push Abortions on Children as Young as 12 Without Their Parents’ Knowledge2016.67
Abortion Activist’s Crazy Claim: “Unplanned” Movie Will “Radicalize” Pro-Lifers, Make Them “Violent”2329
Alabama Bill Would Ban Abortions and Make Killing Unborn Babies a Felony1533
Massachusetts Bill Would Legalize Abortions Up to Birth, Babies Born Alive After Abortion Can be Left to Die16.6736.33
Packed Theater Gives “Unplanned” Movie Standing Ovation After Glitzy Hollywood Premier22.6721.67
Two Catholic Priests Go Inside Abortion Clinics to Save Babies From Abortion24.6720.67
WATCH: Beto O’Rourke Supports Taxpayer-Funded Third Trimester Abortions1631
Actress Alyssa Milano Refuses to Call People Against Abortion “Pro-Life.” They’re Just “Anti-Choice”9.2535
Pro-Abortion Candidate Beto O’Rourke Fantasized About Running Over Children With a Car25.527.25