CNN Tries to Obscure Abortion Debate

May 31st, 2019 11:54 AM

Last night, CNN released an article on the recent meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Vice President Mike Pence. Kevin Liptak, CNN’s White House producer, and Caroline Kelly, a CNN breaking news reporter, claimed that Pence echoed “false claims made last month by President Donald Trump about doctors killing babies that have already been born.”

It seems that CNN has forgotten the successful push by the Democratic Party to block the passage of the “Born-Alive Infants Protection Act” in the Senate on January 20th. They also conveniently lost all recollection of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s radio interview in which he advocated for a policy that allow for third trimester abortions and “abortions” that can be conducted on born-alive children where he said this:

The infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable, and the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.

The liberal media has been quick to dismiss radical pushes by the left on what they deem as “abortion rights,” but have slammed conservative states by only giving a platform to abortionists and pro-abortion advocates. They regularly assert that only fringe movements want these abortion bills passed, despite a Marist poll earlier this year showing that a vast majority of the country supporting steep restrictions on abortion.

MSNBC pushed the narrative that the pro-life movement is only led by Republican governors, but again, they’ve misled their audience by ignoring states like Louisiana, who recently just passed a bipartisan abortion ban that was signed into law by Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards.

Liptak and Kelly go on to correctly state that pro-life states are having success at passing pro-life legislation, but they also deny that Democrats are pushing for late-term abortion. Rather than acknowledge it as a fact that states like New York have fought to push abortion farther, they merely labeled it as an accusation: “During a Wisconsin rally last month, Trump accused Democrats of ‘aggressively pushing extreme late-term abortion, allowing children to be ripped from their mother's womb.’”

It seems that CNN is ready and willing to join the left in their attempts to obfuscate the pro-life movement.