Skip to comments.Media Labels ‘Born Alive’ Senate Bill As ‘Abortion Restriction’
Posted on 03/07/2020 9:12:48 AM PST by Morgana
In CNNs coverage of Tuesdays vote in the U.S. Senate on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, the network described the legislation as an abortion restriction, blatantly lying about bill, which does not restrict abortion at all.
The Born Alive bill, which failed to pass 56-41, would have required medical providers to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, told The Federalist the bill itself does not address abortion, the rights or wrongs of it. What it does do is make sure that we are saving the life of a baby.
Yet a story on CNN explains how such measures restrict abortion access by threatening health care providers who would face up to five years in prison for refusing to care for a newborn infant.
But CNN was not alone in attacking the bill. Last week, Vice News Carter Sherman wrote a piece titled, Senate Republicans Want to Protect Babies Born Alive After an Abortion. That Doesnt Happen.
Of course it does happen, and part of the problem is that states only report abortion data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on a voluntary basis, creating a major gap in data that Sherman himself concedes. A 2018 Congressional Research Service paper reported that there isnt good data on how many later abortions occur because of medical reasons, he wrote, as if that means these tragedies are nonexistent.
The Born Alive bill would attempt to rectify that by requiring states to report cases in which babies are born alive during abortions, giving policymakers a more accurate understanding of how often these cases occur.
This is life or death information, yet most states dont collect it. Our bill would require states to report accurate and complete data about abortion, including instances where babies are born alive during abortions, said Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.
The online publication Insider headlined its piece on the Born Alive bill and the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act as votes on anti-abortion bills based on medical inaccuracies.
Insider writer Anna Medaris Miller confidently declared when a fetus has zero chance of survival in her article on the Born Alive bill.
Media coverage of the Born Alive bill feels like deju vu. In the same way the media covered for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam when he said mothers and doctors should have the ability to deny medical care to newborns who survive a botched abortion, the narrative remains that any measures to stop infanticide are measures against reproductive health, and nothing more.
But reproductive rights are fundamental. Read about them in the Constitution. Oh, never mind.
Yea I think it was in there right after “Right to LIFE, Liberty and pursuit of Happiness” but have never been able to find it, must have been in the fine print or something.
They can never find the “Right OF THE PEOPLE, shall not be infringed” in the second one either.
That alone renders the determination of the court, the state, or the federal government IRRELEVANT! Since life begins at conception (a human heart is formed before any test can determine pregnancy), all life is constitutionally protected - even the unborn.
Save a snail, kill a baby. Demonrats/liberals.
Forgot the link...
There are OSHA rules and procedures for Confined Space Entry Permits.
If lawmakers would adapt using that language for human orifices, perhaps RBG could understand the nuances of viable entrance and exit applications for fetuses.
At the least in a dissent, the other justices could point out the finer points of turd viability.
All Republicans voted for the bill.
Here is the vote detail:
London Mayor Wants Misogyny To Be a Hate Crime, London Deserves This Guy (YouTube, timcast - Tim Pool).
I can see something like that here being used to attack proponents of legislation such as this as being a 'hate crime' against women (ignoring the fact of advocating to deny born children medical service).
(I think Khan is mostly virtue signaling as a politician to obscure his Muslim-ness.)
But watch for stuff like this (misogyny as hate crime) to start cropping up here.
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