By Laura Echevarria, Director of Communications and Press Secretary
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During the first Republican presidential debate, Jen Psaki, the former Biden White House Press Secretary and newly minted MSNBC host posted on X (the site formerly known as Twitter):
“No one supports abortion up until birth.”
And, once again, Democrats, like Jen Psaki, like to create their own definitions or use words and phrases in dishonest ways that blind the average person to the truth. Psaki’s claim that “no one supports abortion up until birth” is a statement opposite to the purpose of the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA).
WHPA is a Democrat-sponsored bill that would block any “prohibition on abortion at any point or points in time prior to fetal viability, including a prohibition or restriction on a particular abortion procedure.”
And the WHPA would prevent any “prohibition on abortion after fetal viability when, in the good-faith medical judgment of the treating health care provider, continuation of the pregnancy would pose a risk to the pregnant patient’s life or health.”
And it’s not just their push for the WHPA that shows the Democrats’ true colors.
During his run for Senate, Democrat John Fetterman of Pennsylvania was asked, “Are there any limits on abortion you would find appropriate?” Fetterman’s reply was, “I don’t believe so, no.”
Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) affirmed in a television interview that he doesn’t believe there should be limits. New Mexico’s governor, Michele Lujan Grisham, is another Democrat who said that she believes there should be “no limits” on abortion.
And in Virginia a few years ago, during a filmed exchange in a hearing before legislators, Kathy Tran, the sponsor of an unlimited abortion bill, admitted under questioning by the majority leader in the House of Delegates, Todd Gilbert, that her bill would allow abortion even when the mother is showing imminent signs of giving birth:
Gilbert: So, where it’s obvious that a woman is about to give birth, she has physical signs that she’s about to give birth, would that still be a point at which she could still request an abortion if she was so certified? [pause] She’s dilating?
Tran: Mr. Chairman, you know, that would be a decision that the doctor, the physician, and the woman would make.
Gilbert: I understand that. I’m asking if your bill allows that.
Tran: My bill would allow that, yes.
These are just a few examples that show how extreme Democrats are and how they support unlimited abortions. Yet the press often supports, excuses or, in the case of Jen Psaki and MSNBC, gives pro-abortion Democrats a revolving door of employment as “journalists” that presents them with the opportunity to spread misinformation.
In a recent interview with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, NBC News reporter Dasha Burns argued with the governor over whether the Democrats support abortion until birth.
Burns: I’ve gotta push back on you on that because that’s a misrepresentation of what’s happening. I mean, that 1.3% of abortions happen at 21 weeks [of pregnancy] or higher. There’s no evidence of Democrats pushing for abortions up until…
DeSantis: But their view is that all the way up until that, there should not be any legal protections.
Burns: There’s no indication of Democrats pushing for that…
As noted by John McCormack of the National Review,
Burns pointed to the fact that 1.3 percent of abortions happen at 21 weeks or later, but 1.3 percent of 930,000 total abortions still equals 12,000 unique human beings killed each year at 21 weeks or later, when babies are capable of feeling pain and sometimes capable of surviving outside of the womb… Burns, in an attempt to minimize the horror of late-term abortion, actually ended up agreeing that late-term abortions do in fact happen in the United States.
Democrats, and their enablers in the media like Jen Psaki and Dasha Burns, are determined to keep Americans in the dark about unlimited abortions.
We have to continue shining a light in the darkness.