If you've ever driven by a Planned Parenthood or abortion clinic, you've seen the throngs of people screaming at the women who are trying to enter the building. In trying to shame women out of having an abortion, these "side walk counselors" frequently "counsel" that these women, who have made an informed decision based on their circumstances, are "killing their babies" - an emotional phrase, based on one particular religious view, that has inspired every abortion doctor murderer and clinic attacker in this country. And now, thanks to Fox News, those who condemn women and doctors as "baby killers," have received further validation for their crusade to control women. Last night, Fox News' éminence grise Brit Hume reinforced the inflammatory narrative about "baby killing" and in so doing demonstrated how the "fair & balanced" news network is the mouthpiece for a very real war on women. Don't ya just love it when rich, aging, Christian men of Fox News lecture us gals about our lady parts!
Last night, alleged "news" anchor Bret Baier showed video of yesterday's anti-choice March of Life which he described as "an impressive sight." While Dr. Gosnell has nothing to do with safe, legal abortion, Baier worked in a perfunctory reference to Gosnell with the non-sequitor of how the march is the first since the Gosnell trial. While there are a number of polls on abortion that show that a majority of Americans support access to abortion and do not want to see Roe overturned, Baier pulled out a Knights of Columbus poll that showed a strong majority saying that abortion is morally wrong. (Pew has 47% saying the same thing.) He tossed to his panel.
Stephen Hayes, who writes for the Murdoch owned Weekly Standard, provided the annual, patented anti-choice whine that the March won't be covered on the mainstream media because reporters "don't many people who are pro-life." He claimed that we are seeing a "quiet movement towards life" (He obviously has never stood outside an abortion clinic where the "pro-life" crowd are loudly praying while screaming about baby killing!) which is reflected in more abortion restrictions and fewer abortions. After Hume read Pres. Obama's statement in support of women's choice. AB Stoddard spoke about how the recent increase in restrictions will galvanize those who are pro-choice. Charles Krauthammer opined that Roe v Wade was a "tragedy" because it took abortion "out of the political realm" and, as such, should be repealed.
So that was the panel discussion which, despite the obvious propaganda, offered a semblance of the "fair & balanced" "news" that Fox is so proud of. But at another point in the "news" show, Fox showed its true anti-choice colors with an anti-choice rant by Brit Hume. It was epic.
He got into the abortion shaming immediately with his pontification that the Roe decision was based on an "invented" right to privacy which meant that meant that "a woman has a constitutional right to snuff out an unborn life, a human being with a beating heart. That's what a fetus as young as six weeks is." (Take that, you selfish sluts!) He cited the number of abortions that have taken place since Roe. Taking a page out of the anti-choice playbook, he invoked "science" on fetal development. He attacked those who support a woman's right to determine what she does with her body: The moral case for allowing such beings to be killed grows ever weaker and its advocates resort to ever more absurd euphemisms to describe what they support. They're not really pro-abortion, they've long said, they're pro-choice."
And then the coup de grâce which utilized that cri de coeur used by all abortion doctor murderers while mocking those who are pro-choice: "They're not really pro-abortion, they've long said, they're pro-choice. This isn't about killing unborn babies. it's about reproductive health." He attacked an organization that provides reproductive health care to millions of low income women: "And the biggest chain of abortion clinics in the country refers to itself as Planned Parenthood. In 2012, this organization says it carried out -- quote -- "abortion procedures" 329,445 times. Whatever that number represents, it's not parenthood."
He praised the marchers and vilified those who believe in a woman's bodily autonomy: "These protesters here today understand that there is something deeply false and wrong about all this. They come each year to remind the rest of us."
When Baier (one of the many conservative Catholics in Ailes' stable) asked what happens now, Hume said that he hopes that "science" will conclusively prove that fetuses feel pain from day one - a position that science isn't on board with now - because "that would change everything." (Dream on, Brit!)
So will Hume's inspirational speech motivate the next Scott Roeder? We don't know. But what we do know that Fox's anti-choice activism doesn't quite match that "fair & balanced" thing...And BTW, I don't seem to recall that Brit gives a crap about poor babies once they're born? So much for pro-life once it's past the birth canal.
Thanks. I just cannot tell these Fauxians apart. I must bigoted against idiocy.
The exhortation to have more white babies was from a former Fox wall of genius, John Gibson.
Well, Circumcision, how many abortions happened before Roe? Oh. That’s right. There aren’t any accurate records since, before Roe, abortion was illegal.
Of course, Circumcision, maybe after you grow a vagina, a uterus, a pair of Fallopian tubes and a pair of ovaries, your opinion will count.
Apropos of nothing, did you know that the Jewish ritual of circumcising 8-day old infants, which most of us call a “bris” (because that’s how it’s pronounced in Yiddish and by Ashkenazi Jews) is actually transliterated as “brit”?