Heartless. Clueless. Immune to irony. Take your pick. They all apply to the way that MSNBC, in the person of Katie Phang on her Saturday morning show, framed the issue of laws and court rulings limiting abortion.
In one segment, focused on court rulings related to abortion pills, Phang described restrictions on abortion as a “war on women.”
Later, teasing a subsequent segment on a new law in Florida limiting abortion, Phang approvingly quoted a woman who said “being pregnant in Florida is like a death sentence.”
By Phang’s logic, if abortion restrictions are a “war on women,” then abortion itself is a “war on unborn children”—with a 100% fatality rate.
If being pregnant in Florida is exaggerated as “like a death sentence” for pregnant women, then having an abortion anywhere is an absolute “death sentence” for the unborn child.
Pro-abortion extremists like Phang choose to ignore, or remain steadfastly oblivious, to the reality that every abortion ends a human life. In their minds, no consideration whatsoever should be given to the life of the unborn child. The decision is entirely up to the woman, up to [and for some, even beyond] the moment of birth.
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Note: Phang held a segment with two women who described having endured serious pregnancy complications. They said that the healthcare workers they dealt with refused them care out of fear of running afoul of laws restricting abortion. The new Florida law makes a number of exceptions, including those for cases in which the mother’s life is endangered.
But the pro-abortion lobby will always highlight the most extreme, heart-wrenching cases. What about the overwhelming majority of abortions that are performed as a matter of preference–not medical emergency?
MSNBC’s Katie Phang casting abortion restrictions as a “war on women” and a “death sentence” for pregnant women was sponsored in part by Verizon, Roman, and Abbvie, maker of Skyrizi.
Here’s the transcript.
The Katie Phang Show
8:03 am EDT
CHLOE ATKINS [NBC News investigative reporter]: What we have going on here is all eyes are on the Supreme Court, who is looking at one of, you know, most anticipated abortion-related cases since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in June, Katie.
KATIE PHANG: You know, Chloe, we kind of predicted, right, that this war on women was going to keep on going forward, and obviously the next battle is the abortion pill.
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And later, one woman says that “being pregnant in Florida is like a death sentence.” How the state’s abortion rollbacks are putting women’s lives in harm’s way.
LifeNews.com Note: Mark Finkelstein has a B.S. from Cornell University, an Ed.M. and a J.D. magna cum laude from SUNY Buffalo, and an LL.M. from Harvard. He lives in Ithaca, NY where he hosts “Right Angle,” a local political talk show. Finkelstein is a Contributing Editor at MRC’s NewsBusters blog, where this article originally appeared.
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