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RNC Chief: Did the Media Miss Planned Parenthood's Endorsement of Infanticide?

PurpleStateBlueVote Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 11:07 PM
You conservatives can whine and stomp your feet about the "unfair" media all you want, but it's pretty clear what's going on in this particular case. No one, inside or outside of PP, is saying it's a good idea to let a 38-week-old baby you just tried, and failed, to abort die of exposure. Kermit Gosnell horror stories aside, if that does happen, it's EXTREMELY rare and would already be punishable under current laws. These kinds of "infant born during failed abortion protection" acts are intended to harass abortion providers, not protect babies. It would be used to go after people who didn't perform medical miracles to save a 15-week-old.
scrow Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 11:23 PM
"Florida legislators considering a bill to require abortionists to provide medical care to an infant who survives an abortion"

No, there is no law that protects infants who survive an abortion. That's why they're making... a law that protects infants who survive an abortion.

Which existing law in Florida are you citing that says that terminating an aborted infant that survives the procedure is illegal?
PurpleStateBlueVote Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 11:10 PM
If you want to have a serious conversation about abortion, start having a conversation about where the line between "blob of cells, ok to abort" and "baby, not ok to abort" should be drawn. As long as your stated goal remains outlawing all abortions, including (hypothetically) the day after conception, you'll have people fighting you on EVERY attempt to limit abortion. And if my choice is between supporting you and supporting your opponents, I'll support your opponents. Not because I think it's OK to murder a newborn baby, but because that's already illegal.
AmyDB Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 11:20 PM
Then why didn't Snow just say something along the lines of "The woman & her medical provider should take all actions required by law" then no one would be bytching now. But no she had to try & tapdance around the whole thing.
Also PSBV there was no gestational age discussed so no solid finding can be made on what she meant age wise.
Quintus_T_Cicero Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 11:21 PM
“I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.” Ronald Reagan
scrow Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 11:24 PM
Which existing Florida are you citing that makes the situation described illegal?
Birdman III Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 11:24 PM
Just so you know, Blue, most abortionists simply break the infant's neck. Afterall, Mom did come in for a dead baby.

Just so you know.

An insidious form of media bias stems from what our press decides isn't worthy of coverage.  In a column at Red State, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus decries American journalism's relative silence on the stunning testimony of a Planned Parenthood official in Florida last week.  Asked if a child who survived an attempted abortion has a right not to be killed post-birth, Alisa Lapolt Snow repeatedly invoked a mother's right to choose, declining to state whether the newborn should be protected under law.  Here's her ghoulish exchange with lawmakers:
 

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