While it's been a while since the death of abortion provide Dr. George Tiller, Bill O'Reilly is still on his game when it comes to attacking those whose views don't comport with Bill's anti-choice zealotry. His latest target is a female doctor who has developed an online course about abortion and its medical and social implications. Shouldn't be a big deal. But for Bill O'Reilly it's very problematic because it doesn't present the "pro-life" perspective in order to make the course, which isn't about the morality of abortion, "fair and balanced." Yup, this is the same guy who, with no counterpoint whatsoever, was able to attack an abortion provider with anti-choice propaganda and lies - even after the doctor was murdered. So much for fairness and balance!
Tuesday night O'Reilly reported on a new internet course being given by the University of California at San Francisco. According to "Medical Daily," the course, "Abortion: Quality Care and Public Health Implications" is being offered in order to "offer a more in-depth view of abortion, delving into the reasons abortion is stigmatized, clinical practices for safe abortions, and 'the professional obligations of health care practitioners to ensure that women have access to safe abortion care'." The creator of the course, Dr. Jodi Steinauer, "is hoping to give the subject the sort of in-depth treatment it may not otherwise receive in a traditional classroom, even in ob-gyn training." But because she is pro-choice and is offering this course as a way to make abortion more acceptable and thus ensure better health care outcomes for women, she is now in O'Reilly's crosshairs.
O'Reilly was loud as he reported that "for the very first time EVER, an American University offering a course on abortion." (Bill is lying, abortion training is provided at a some colleges and universities) As he informed us about this heinous thing as the he shouted that the course, which teaches "pro-abortion" subjects, is "funded by California taxpayers." Just to make sure that his "pro-life" fans know who to send the death threats to, he showed a photo of Dr. Steinauer (he emphasized the "stein" part of her name just to make sure you know she's a heathen Jew) who is "a pro-abortion zealot" (As opposed to O'Reilly who is an anti-abortion zealot!) and allows no other viewpoint for the course.
Bill had his cute, conspiratorial look on his face as he informed us that he sent Fox News reporter Adam Housely to California to report on this "sensitive and contentious" subject. Video of Housely was shown in which he interviewed the head of an anti-choice pregnancy center, one of many that has been accused of deceptive practices which include lying to women about the "dangers" of abortion and telling them that Jesus hates abortion. Providing confirmation bias, Robin Strom said she didn't think the course was necessary. Video of the Steinhauer was shown, just in case Bill's "pro-life" audience forgot where they should send the death threats.
Housely claimed that the school refused to speak to him or provide information. He added that nobody would admit if taxpayer funds are involved. However, he mention that he received a statement which said that the class isn't about actually performing an abortion but it could "inspire some to clinical training." (Oh, nooo.....) After stating that the course isn't part of a medical curriculum, he mentioned Steinauer "is also on record as wanting to increase abortion access globally." When he said that Steinauer won't talk to him, "it leaves one critic wondering what's there to hide." The critic - the aforementioned Robin Strom! Housely lamented that Steinauer won't reveal the names of the instructors (with good reason) or if anyone will "provide a pro-life balance." Students, who felt that there should be "both sides," were interviewed. For more validation, Fox's anti-choice medical propagandist Dr. Manny Alvarez speculating that the course is "big propaganda."
O'Reilly asked Housely, who is taking the course, "if there has been any pro-life stuff in the course, so far." Not surprisingly, Housely said no. Bill's, whose entire presentation so far has been one-sided, said that "there's no balance and we don't expect there to be." He whined about how taxpayer funding for Steinauer is an "in your face" to those Californians who think abortion is "morally wrong." While Steinauer was shown on video, Bill remarked about how she wouldn't speak with Housely who said that the school was "cold" and wouldn't answer questions about taxpayer funding and the identity of the professors. Bill asserted that Dr. Alvarez was right and "it's propaganda" that shouldn't be publicly funded."
O'Reilly is complaining about lack of fairness and balance? Really? But I do wonder if some of the class material relates to the dangers that abortion providers face. If so, maybe O'Reilly will be mentioned....
2nd Amendment — GOOD.
14th Amendment — BAD.
Okay, thanks, Bill. Now I know how I am supposed to react.