Gee, I wonder why
Monday, in a nauseating interview with WTOP, Virginia’s Governor Northam endorsed late and post-term abortion (aka infanticide). Northam was responding a bill introduced by state Delegate Tran which would further loosen restrictions on late-term abortions up to birth. Stacey covered the story here.
In the interview, Northam spoke of situations “where there may be severe deformities [or] a fetus that’s nonviable” saying:
“The infant would be delivered; the infant would be kept comfortable; the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desire, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”
VA gov on abortion this morning:
“If a mother is in labor…the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians & mother" pic.twitter.com/cc15pVLjIQ
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) January 30, 2019
Tran’s bill, which was defeated by Republicans (thank you, Jesus), would’ve expanded late-term abortions to broadly include situations in which the mother believed delivering a baby could pose a mental health issue. As Stacey pointed out in her post, “Tran’s proposal states that only one physician (the abortion provider) needs to be consulted (the abortion provider). There are no second or third medical opinions required. It’s one of the proposed changes that makes this bill so radical.”
The whole ordeal is a major lurch leftward for Democrats and a candid shot of their actual beliefs on abortion. Nevertheless, the story was blacked out of primetime coverage, not just on network news, but on CNN and MSNBC too.
There were crickets in large swaths of the liberal media on Wednesday as the left’s attempt to advance late-term abortion measures took an even more gruesome turn as pediatric neurologist and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) articulated on WTOP-FM support for infanticide if parents decide with physicians to not provide care to a delivered child if deemed unviable.
Just as the broadcast networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC did earlier in the evening, a NewsBusters analysis found that liberal cable networks CNN and MSNBC ignored Northam’s comments during their primetime programming. For this analysis, CNN and MSNBC shows from 7:00 p.m. Eastern to midnight Eastern were examined.
In contrast, a look at the Fox News Channel programs in that span (The Story, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Hannity, The Ingraham Angle, and Fox News @ Night) yielded 67 minutes and 23 seconds of coverage on Northam’s comments, unsuccessful attempts by Virginia Democrats to pass a late-term abortion bill, and how New York was able to push through such a law last week.
Within those numbers, Fox News @ Night had the most coverage with 17 minutes and 32 seconds. Tucker Carlson Tonight was 61 seconds back at 16 minutes and 31 seconds.
Despite what FNC critics may try to argue, three pro-abortion officials were present on to defend the proposals (plus soundbites from both Northam and Virginia Democratic Delegate Kathy Tran), including Planned Parenthood’s Erica Sackin in Fox News @ Night’s A-block debating Concerned Women for America’s Penny Nance.
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