Tue Jan 29, 2013 - 4:05 pm EST
Fact-checking my interview with MSNBC after the March for Life
January 29, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - By now, everyone knows that mainstream media once again neglected its duty to inform the American public. Most turned a blind eye to the hundreds of thousands that participated in the March for Life on Friday, January 25th in DC. The MSM was sure to cover the barely one thousand anti-gun/anti-2nd Amendment protestors who assembled at the same National Mall. ABC News, and many media outlets, oddly highlighted Newark Mayor Corey Booker, though, for his deep humanity in his “heroic” act to save the life of a freezing dog! Way to cover the important stuff.
MSNBC hasn't been silent on the abortion issue at all. Granted, they've taken the 40th Anniversary of Roe to heavily promote it through many hosts like Maddow, Melissa Harris-Perry, and Toure. They even invited the nation’s largest abortion chain’s spokesperson, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, to discuss the need to increase access to abortion (as if there's any lack of access now). MSNBC Host Toure had no lack of access. He "thanked God for abortion" explaining how he was in a "committed" relationship when his girlfriend got pregnant. But he knew she wasn't "the one". So much for "commitment.” She had an abortion. He thanks God.
There’s nothing like news media personalities shilling for killing.
As hard left as MSNBC feels it needs to lean to go forward, we give them kudos for asking The Radiance Foundation to share our perspective. We just don't think they were prepared for a pro-life advocate (an adoptee and adoptive father) who wasn't taking the liberal pro-abortion bait.
Breaking down the facts
Craig Melvin, who is one of MSNBC's most cordial hosts, tried to tout the latest deceptive NBC/Wall Street Journal poll. In the first question of the survey, 41% responded that they didn't have enough of an opinion of Roe v. Wade to state whether they felt it should be overturned or not. In other words...they didn't know what the Roe decision is. This is from their own poll. Shouldn't that invalidate the survey? Of course not. The false conclusion continued. And so did the deception in the poll Question #21 (the second question on the abbreviated version available on MSNBC's site) which claimed Roe allowed abortion within only the first three months of pregnancy. The 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling allowed abortion through the point of viability, which at that time was determined to be 7 months. The companion case, Doe v. Bolton, allowed abortion through the rest of the pregnancy, including partial birth abortion. The facts and the news media rarely coexist.
Anti-gun/anti 2nd amendment issue is a red herring
Any loss of life, regardless of the cause of inflicted death, is tragic. But let's not let the left define the debate. The two issues are not comparable. The number of firearm deaths for 2011 was 31,672 according to the CDC. Of those deaths, 19,392 were intentional (self-inflicted suicide), 606 were from accidental discharge of weapon, 11,078 were homicides, 252 were from undetermined intent. Apparently, the CDC can't figure out the remaining 344 deaths. There were 1,212,250 abortions in the latest reported year (2008) according to the pro-abortion, Planned Parenthood funded Guttmacher Institute. All abortions have the intent to kill human life.
There is no comparison.
More black babies aborted than born alive in NYC, home of Planned Parenthood
This is the tragedy we expose through our TooManyAborted.com campaign. These aren't "our" numbers, as the MSNBC host suggested. “I have not seen that poll,” Melvin asserted. These numbers are not from a survey. These are reports from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. More black babies are aborted in the home of Planned Parenthood than are born alive! For every 1,000 black babies that are born alive, 1,448 are aborted (38,674 abortions divided by 26,635 live births). A staggering 59.2% of viable black pregnancies were aborted in 2010 (the most recent year reported). This is "reproductive justice"? Contrast that with 244 white babies aborted for every 1,000 born alive (9,220 abortions divided by 37,780 live births). Any loss of life, as a result of abortion, is a tragedy. Women and children deserve much better than a billion dollar industry that profits from the destruction of human life and fails to prevent unintended pregnancies. (The national unintended pregnancy rate, of 49%, hasn't budged since 1995 reports the CDC, despite Planned Parenthood's syphoning of half a billion taxpayer dollars annually).
New Mexico's new proposed bill to prevent rapists from eliminating the evidence of their crime
Journalists are supposed to research, not revise. That's exactly what MSNBC tried to do with New Mexico Representative Cathrynn Brown's (R) proposed legislation (HB206) to criminalize forced abortions by those who commit sexual crimes against women. The original language of the bill called out those who had "intent to destroy evidence of the crime". Why in the world would anyone think that that would mean the victim--the pregnant woman--would be incarcerated? Rep. Brown already clarified the bill's language on Friday (a day before this interview) so as to remove any false accusation that women would be jailed, clearly declaring that it prohibits "prosecution of the mother of the fetus."
MSNBC also didn't mention, too, that all nine female Republican NM state representatives signed on as co-sponsors.
No matter the prolife protection, pro-abortion activists and organizations fight against every effort. Abortionists like Kermit Gosnell are free to maim and kill without intervention by many states. Gosnell's House of Horrors in Philadelphia was allowed to commit heinous acts of murder, sterilization and botched abortions for over 10 years. Pro-abortion activists remained silent. The state failed to enforce existing laws. The incredible new documentary, 3801 Lancaster, shows this grisly story. Pro-abortion groups denounced laws passed after Gosnell’s clinic was closed. Go figure. They show their lack of concern for the lives of women and children at every turn. Their actions prove they’re focus is on protecting abortion.
America needs more than media cheerleaders for the abortion industry. We need the truth. And in this MSNBC interview, we speak it.