Conservative news host Laura Ingraham refused to put up with a trial attorney who would not admit the humanity of a later-term unborn baby on her show Tuesday.
Mediaite reports Ingraham invited trial attorney and immigration law specialist Rachel Self to discuss the recent ACLU case to force the government to help facilitate abortions for two illegal immigrant minors. One of the young women was reported to be about 22 weeks pregnant, while the other was about 10 weeks.
Their discussion became heated when Self described abortion as basic health care to be “taken care of.”
According to the report:
“‘Taken care of’- it’s a baby!” Ingraham reacted.
Ingraham asked Self if she had ever seen a six-month old pre-born baby. She then put up an image of a [premature] baby onscreen, even though Self herself couldn’t see it because she didn’t have a monitor. Ingraham told her to“check your DVR.”
“Look at that baby in the face!” Ingraham continued. “Look at that baby and you tell me-”
As Self continued to talk (since she still couldn’t see the image of the baby), Ingraham threatened to cut off her mic if she didn’t listen listen to her.
“Let’s not get sidetracked,” Self told Ingraham. “So we’re not interested in discussing the law, because that’s why I’m here.”
Self continued to object and return the discussion to the law, but Ingraham persisted.
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“I didn’t show you a hamster! I showed you a baby! A baby!” Ingraham said. “It is a baby! I didn’t show you a hamster, it’s not a piece of tissue, it’s a baby! And it makes you very uncomfortable. That’s why you’re talking over me.”
Later, the Fox News host muted Self’s microphone because she would not stop talking over her.
Watch the clip below (start at the 27-minute mark).
At 22 weeks, babies now are surviving outside the womb; yet, many states still allow abortions at 24 weeks or even later. Earlier this fall, the journal Pediatrics highlighted a baby girl in the United States who survived after being born 21 weeks and four days after conception. The girl, who now is 3, is believed to be the youngest premature baby to survive.
The government ended its appeal of the case Tuesday after federal officials said they learned that one of the teens had lied about being a minor and was 19. The young woman was released from a government-run shelter for illegal immigrant minors; therefore, the government and the taxpayers will not be forced to help facilitate her unborn baby’s abortion death.