ABC: Abortion Broadcasting Company

<p><object align="right" width="250" height="202"><param name="movie" value=";sm=1"></para... name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src=";sm=1" allowfullscreen="true" align="right" width="250" height="202"></embed></object>ABC gave pro-abortion advocates free advertising last night with its &quot;World News Sunday.&quot; During the report, an abortionist unequivocally stated that late-term abortion is &quot;really a miscarriage of a stillborn fetus.&quot; </p><p>Anchor Dan Harris framed Steve Osunsami's segment  as a look at why doctors risk their lives to perform abortions given the &quot;constant threat&quot; of violence they face, as evidenced by last week's murder of abortionist George Tiller and recent comments from Tiller's accused killer that &quot;similar attacks are planned all over the country.&quot; </p> <p>Harris teased the segment &quot;Tonight, we talk to late-term abortion providers who fear they are targets. Why do they do it?&quot; He stated in his introduction, &quot;Why would a doctor take that risk? And why would a woman make that choice?&quot; </p> <!--break--> <p>Osunsami's report quickly revealed itself as a propaganda piece. He lamented, &quot;Tiller was one of the few doctors in the U.S. who specialized in late-term abortions, abortions performed as late as the third trimester. With Tiller's death, there are now fewer than a dozen U.S. doctors who offer the procedure.&quot; </p> <p>Neither abortion provider featured in the segment actually explained why they perform lateterm abortions. In fact, both avoided using the word &quot;abortion.&quot; Toni Hawkins, executive director of Atlanta's SurgiCenter, simply stated that Tiller's death &quot;will make us more firm in our resolve in what we do and why we do what we do.&quot; </p> <p>LeRoy Carhart, a Nebraska abortionist and the plaintiff in <i>Gonzales v. Carhart, </i>the 2007 U.S. Supreme Court case that upheld the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, offered a description of late-term abortion, &quot;It's very much a three day, four day, even five day procedure. And in our procedure, after the first day, the fetus is no longer alive. So it's really a miscarriage of a stillborn fetus.&quot;</p> <p>Why can't Hawkins or Carhart call &quot;what they do&quot; abortion? </p> <p>Hyping up the fear of violence, Osunsami also noted that Carhart's &quot;safety was such a concern he would only meet us behind closed doors and he came with security.&quot; </p> <p>As if to make late-term abortions more palatable, Osunsami also reported that Carhart &quot;wants America to know that late-term abortions are rare. A small percentage of all abortion procedures.&quot;  </p> <p>Kara Black, a woman who went to Tiller for an abortion after finding out at six-and-a-half months into her pregnancy that her baby would need three open-heart surgeries and could expect to live just 3 to 5 years, defended Tiller and the procedure. She told ABC, &quot;How do you recover from a loss of a 3 to 5-year-old as you watch them slowly die?&quot; Black added, &quot;If people knew what he really was doing up there and dropped this, you know, fairy tale that, you know, you get pregnant, you have a healthy baby. It doesn't happen like that.&quot; </p> <p>One can imagine the difficulty of Black's decision. However, ABC portrayed late-term abortion as the only choice she had in this circumstance when that is not the case. [See another point of view <a href="/blogs/matthew-balan/2009/06/03/cnns-cooper-spotlights-woman-who-decided-against-late-term-abortion">here</a>.]  </p> <p>Osunsami did include a short sound-bite from Tom McClusky, vice-president for government affairs at Family Research Council. &quot;Any abortion we see in the pro-life movement as being wrong, but in the case of late-term abortions, these are children that have arms, have legs, feel pain,&quot; he stated. </p> <p>Funny how Carhart managed to leave those details out of his description of the &quot;procedure.&quot; </p>