The "pro-life" community is not happy about how the proposed 20 week abortion ban bill has been deep sixed. But they can take solace in the Fox News coverage which still managed to promote now standard Fox "pro-life" lies while not telling the whole story.
This morning, alleged "news" anchor Martha MacCallum began with the news that the House GOP will "take up another bill today banning the use of tax dollars for abortions."
WHAT MACCALLUM DID NOT SAY: The Hyde Amendment already prohibits federal funds for abortion. She also didn't mention that this bill would eliminate tax credits for women who purchase an ACA policy that covers abortions.
MacCallum said that this vote comes on the day that "pro-life demonstrators" converge on WashingtonDC for their annual "March for Life" which marks the anniversary of Roe v Wade. She tossed to Fox's resident "pro-life" propagandist, Shannon Bream who, in her "fair & balanced" coverage of abortion has pimped bogus "fetal pain" and enlisted the services of Tony Perkins, leader of the hate group, the Family Research council, to compare the Gosnell case to safe, legal abortion.
Liberty University grad Bream provided more information on the failed bill to ban "most" abortions after 20 weeks. She cited how GOP House Rep. Renee Elmers, and others, felt that this bill would alienate voters and "it just sort of fell apart" in the last few hours.
WHAT BREAM DID NOT SAY: Bream didn't mention that the main problem with the bill was over rape - an issue that the GOP really, really, has a problem with. The bill provided an exception for rape only if the rape is reported to police. She also didn't mention that GOP Rep. Charlie Dent was concerned about how the incest exception applied only to those under 18 which he felt was "unreasonable."
Bream then right to the BIG "pro-life" lie of the piece when she cited her pal, Perkins, who was disappointed because, according to"biology," the fetus experiences "excruciating pain" during an abortion after 20 weeks.
WHAT BREAM DID NOT SAY: Medical authorities say that fetuses don't feel pain until "well after 20 weeks." The NY Times reports that "most scientists who have expressed views on the issue have said they believe that if fetuses can feel pain, the neurological wiring is not in place until later, after the time when nearly all abortions occur."
MacCallum asked if the 20 week ban is done or if the GOP will work try to "work out their differences." Bream seemed happy as she said that she has been reassured that the bill "will come back at some point." She did acknowledge that women in the Senate would block it and played video of Sen. Barbara Boxer. Bream noted that "pro-life" GOP voters are upset because they backed the members who opposed the 20 week ban.
So don't worry, be happy. Seriously, the spin cycle for this heavy load was on high speed.