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Abortion supporters attack Trump for impugning personhood of violent international gang

Calvin Freiburger

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- Pro-abortion advocates have joined the pile-on over misrepresented comments President Donald Trump made this week about illegal immigration, providing one of the most striking displays yet of the abortion lobby’s double standards.

On Wednesday, the White House hosted a roundtable discussion on illegal immigration, during which Trump was asked a question about the notorious international street gang MS-13.

MS-13 is an organization spanning several Central and South American countries, and is believed to have as many as 10,000 members operating in the United States. The gang is most well known for its extreme brutality, including mutilation, public execution, rape, and decapitation.

“You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals,” the president said during his answer. The Associated Press, Politico, the New York Times, USA Today, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and others falsely presented the remarks as calling immigrants as a group “animals.”

The White House has forcefully hit back against the coverage, and some have since corrected their headlines. But others still take issue with Trump for “dehumanizing” MS-13 members, including a number who reject the humanity of preborn children.

“Immigrants are people,” the Planned Parenthood Action Fund tweeted Wednesday, and NARAL attacked Trump for supposedly neglecting the fact that immigrants “are human beings” who “deserve dignity and respect” rather than “dehumanizing” rhetoric.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a vehement abortion supporter known for inflammatory rhetoric, made the comparison even more overt by asking whether Trump “believe(s) in the spark of divinity, the dignity and worth of every person.”

Other media figures doubled down on similar objections:

Long-settled biological criteria accepted in numerous mainstream science and medical textbooks establishes that a distinct, living human being exists once conception has occurred. Yet Planned Parenthood denies life begins at conception through its leaders’ public statements and educational materials, and NARAL declares it “extremist” to affirm that life begins at conception.

Pelosi, meanwhile, has falsely claimed that the Catholic faith to which she claims membership has “not been able to” determine when life begins, and she has refused to answer whether fetuses as old as 20 weeks are human beings.

Numerous social media users have taken them to task for their hypocrisy:

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