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Media does its self-assigned job: providing cover for pro-abortion Democrats

by | Feb 25, 2020

By Dave Andrusko

If faced with the most commonsense (and humane) legislation in the world—measures saying abortionists are not free to bludgeon/batter/ slice/ pain-capable children to death and requiring these same tenderhearted butchers to treat abortion survivors as they would any other baby—what would you expect the Abortion Industry and its legion of media enablers to do?

Hysteria? Of course! Denial and deflection? Par for the course. But why?

How else would you justify your response—in this case to vote against moving these bills along for actual consideration?

How else could you tell yourself these barbaric acts are somehow “justified”?

How else could you look yourself in the mirror?

CNN is not the worst offender, although off the top of my head, I can’t think of anyone else who carries more water for Planned Parenthood.

Our Director of Communications sent along a story written earlier today by CNN’s Caroline Kelly: “Senate to vote on two abortion restriction bills.” From the very headline, Kelly and her CNN colleagues misrepresent and distort.

“The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” doesn’t “restrict” abortion at all. The bill merely says that if a baby survivors an abortion, you can’t treat her any differently than you would any baby of a similar age who is born prematurely. No more, but no less.

This infuriates pro-abortion Democrats who alternatively insist babies don’t survive abortions (or, if they do, it is an infinitesimally small number), or they already are treated. Both are demonstrably wrong, as we have written on numerous occasions.

For example, reporting abortion survivors is not mandatory. Even so just between the years 2003 and 2014, at least 143 babies died after surviving abortions, according to the Centers for Disease Control. More recently, in just in one year—2017—at least 25 babies across five states were born alive after attempted abortion, the CDC reported. In truth, the number is likely much higher and will go even higher as some states pass laws legalizing abortion through pregnancy.

Let me briefly go through three other disingenuous comments from Kelly.

* “They [the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act ]will allow Republicans to capitalize on last year’s state-level anti-abortion momentum in the lead up to November’s election, as well as to bolster Trump’s recent efforts to secure the support of anti-abortion voters by painting Democrats as extremists on the issue.” 

But as Kelly says in her very first sentence, this is not the first time the bills have been introduced. Nor (although she conveniently misses this) are President Trump’s efforts “recent.” 

In the famous third debate with Hillary Clinton in October 2016, then-candidate Trump said, “I think it’s terrible if you go with what Hillary is saying in the ninth month you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby. Now, you can say that that’s okay, and Hillary can say that that’s okay, but it’s not okay with me. Because based on what she’s saying and based on where she’s going and where she’s been, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb in the ninth month, on the final day. And that’s not acceptable.”

*It’s all politics. Sen. Ben Sasse is the sponsor of the  Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and Sen. Lindsey Graham is sponsor of The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. “Both Sasse and Graham are up for reelection in 2020,” Kelly intones. Of course, Kelly would never accuse all those Democrats feeding the illusion that both bills are unneeded of playing politics.

* “The bills, which have been introduced annually over the past few years, will pin down senators’ stances on a divisive 2020 issue and follow through on a request from President Donald Trump.” Neither Sasse nor Graham nor any of the other Republicans who voted to proceed on both bills needed the President to request action. What the President did—by again bringing up abortion in his State of the Union Address—was to remind the American people of this ongoing atrocity and pro-lifers that he keeps his promises.

 “To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb,” President Trump said. “Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life.”

Finally, these two bills are “divisive” in the sense of showing the clearest possible division between almost Republicans and almost all Democrats. One sees helpless babies torn apart or left to die following an “unsuccessful” abortion. The other sees a “fetus” (as Kelly described the unborn) who was destined for death anyway.

It is a divide whose importance cannot be overstated. The American people must be constantly alerted, day in and day out.

Categories: Media Bias