Networks Skip Video Stings and House Bills on Sex-Selection Abortions

Those “war on women” promoters at the networks aren’t very good at follow-through. Not only are the Big Three networks skipping out on the latest sting video of Planned Parenthood on sex-selection abortions, they also ignored the House bill called the Prenatal Discrimination Act, which would ban sex-selection abortions. The House vote on Thursday was 246-168, but since it was passed under rules requiring a two-thirds majority, it failed.

But the point was to put Democrats on the record in favor of the war on baby girls, and for sentences like these: “The White House said President Obama opposed the measure because it intrudes on a woman’s right to privacy and would be hazardous for doctors who perform abortions.” It's apparently not hazardous to the unborn?

Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, the bill’s sponsor called Obama “the abortion president” Thursday. “There has never been a more pro-abortion leader in the White House in the history of the United States,” he said. NARAL Pro-Choice America actually claimed the Franks bill is “completely out of touch with the country’s values and priorities.”

That’s if you live in a country that defines abortion as “women’s health” and bans soda servings larger than 16 ounces as deadly.

The networks clearly thought of this bill just as they thought of the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act -- it's a Republican stunt, and Republican stunts are not newsworthy. Democrat stunts like claiming there's a "war on women" are big news, though.

The liberals might point out the networks so far have not promoted the new ad from Planned Parenthood attacking Mitt Romney and the Republicans.

Cecile Richards appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Wednesday to promote their ad against Romney -- while bizarrely claiming Americans resent all the "politics" being played on abortions as her 501 (c)(4) political action fund wars on the Republican nominee. Romney is "out of touch and wrong for women," because apparently, women like the right to kill girls in the womb:

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
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