WASHINGTON, D.C., September 4, 2012 ( – Newt Gingrich says he is “fed up” with the “one-sided bias” of the mainstream media’s reporting – or non-reporting – on the extremism of Obama and the Democratic party, especially when it comes to abortion.

In an interview with Meet the Press on Sunday, Gingrich called attention to Obama’s repeated opposition to the Born Alive Infant Protection Act while an Illinois senator, noting that he “voted three times to protect the right of doctors to kill babies who came out of abortion still alive.”

The former Speaker of the House also highlighted the Democratic Party’s new platform, which calls for taxpayer funded abortion on demand at any point during pregnancy.

“That plank says tax-paid abortion at any moment, meaning partial birth abortion – that’s a 20 percent issue,” said Gingrich, referring to the percentage of Americans who support partial birth abortion. “The vast majority of women do not believe the taxpayers should pay to abort a child in the eighth or ninth month. Now, why isn’t it shocking that the Democrats on the social issue of abortion have taken the most extreme position in this country, and they couldn’t defend that position for a day if it was made clear and as vivid as all the effort is made to paint Republicans?”

“If the news media spent as much time on the extremism of the Democrats as they spend trying to attack us, they would not be able to adopt that plank this week,” Gingrich said.

The Democrat plank states: “The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay.”


Gingrich also took a moment to defend embattled Senator Todd Akin, whose remarks on abortion and rape – for which he later apologized – have earned him the ire of Democrats, as well as some in the GOP establishment.

“I think Todd Akin was the choice of the people in Missouri, and Todd Akin has publicly apologized,” he said, pointing out that the latest polls show Akin beating his rival.

Pointing to Karl Rove’s recent remarks about murdering Akin, Gingrich observed, “Karl Rove said some terrible things on Friday for which he has apologized, which should remind us people make mistakes.”

Speaking at a GOP donor’s dinner, Rove had joked, “We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!”