Democrats do what they do best: lie, distort, and mispresent the pro-life position

By Dave Andrusko

Last week we wrote about the cool, calm, and collected way pro-life Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis handled CBS News host Norah O’Donnell. She was bound and determined—although unsuccessful–to portray the Governor as an extremist on the abortion issue.

O’Donnell told Gov. DeSantis that she had read the bill protecting unborn children after six weeks.

“It says just this, it does include jail time and fines for quote, ‘any person who willfully performs or actively participates in a termination of pregnancy.’”

“Right, and that’s for the providers,” DeSantis noted. “That is not for the women.”

“Is a woman not actively participating in the termination of her pregnancy?” O’Donnell asked.

“No because she’s not a medical practitioner,” DeSantis again said.

“So you not for criminalizing women?” O’Donnell snapped, as if there even a possibility.

Gov. DeSantis responded, “No, no, absolutely not, that will not happen in Florida.”

But never let it said that a pro-abortion Democrat will miss an opportunity to twist and distort.

According to CBS News, “Senate Minority Leader Lauren Book has filed a bill aimed at preventing women from being charged with crimes after obtaining abortions.” Hadn’t DeSantis been clear enough—“No, no, absolutely not, that will not happen in Florida”? Not for pro-abortionists who see the opportunity for mischief.

Book’s bill, filed for consideration during the legislative session that will begin in January, would add wording to say a criminal penalty “does not apply to the pregnant woman who terminates the pregnancy.”

The bill (SB 34) “capitalizes on the governor’s interpretation of this cruel and dangerous ban by clarifying and correcting Florida law to shield women from being criminalized or jailed over abortion,” a news release issued by Book’s office said

If you read Book’s press release, you see that she’s escalates her charges to DEFCON 1 against the bill and the same time she brings in the Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman to hammer the Governor:

“The imprisonment of women, girls, sexual assault survivors, and their doctors through dangerous abortion bans is cruel and anti-freedom.”

“Since the overturn of Roe v. Wade, the effects of dangerous state-level abortion bans are being seen across Florida and throughout the country. Women who miscarry are being denied care and sent home with sepsis.”

And for good measure, the CBS News story adds this:

“Ron is asking us to ‘trust him.’ Ladies, how do we feel about that?” Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Nikki Fried said in a post Thursday on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Gov. DeSantis was crystal clear: penalties are for the abortionist, not the woman. And as for the law itself, miscarriages are not the same thing as induced abortions and usually involve a baby who has already died or is in the process of dying. “Ectopic pregnancies are life-threatening—they can only be treated by removing the fallopian tube and, with it, the baby,” explains NRL Press Secretary Laura Echevarria. “But the abortion industry never lets facts get in the way of a good propaganda message.”

An aside, because it is not about our issue. At the end of her interview O’Donnell told the audience that there were so many important issues and they could find the discussion on the CBS website. She ended with a slanted take on a highly controversial issue which was left just hanging, a cheap shot, even by O’Donnell standards