CNN Falsely Labels Biden and Buttigieg “Moderates,” But Both Support Abortions Up to Birth

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 26, 2019   |   3:22PM   |   Washington, DC

Democrat presidential candidates Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg both support abortions up to birth paid for at taxpayer expense. Although that radical position is out of step with most Americans, CNN called the presidential hopefuls “moderate.”

But, as Newsbusters reports, even a Democrat analyst found that label as totally inaccurate:

It’s one of the oldest moves in the liberal media’s playbook: trying to pass off liberal Democrat candidates as “moderates.” CNN ran the con this morning . . . but an interesting Democrat actually reminded viewers of the truth: that the so-called “moderates” are actually to the left of where Barack Obama was when he first ran for president.

CNN’s New Day devoted a segment to the question of which Democrat Iowa caucus-goers might choose if they’re looking for a “moderate.” The supposed “moderates” mentioned by host Alisyn Camerota and reporter Jeff Zeleny were Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, and Amy Klobuchar.

But toward the end of the segment, Bakari Sellers, a CNN analyst and South Carolina Democrat who had endorsed Kamala Harris before she dropped out, gave away the game, saying:

“I do want to remind voters and watchers that even Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg today, they are more progressive, and they’re further to the left than even Barack Obama was in 2007 and 2008.”

But when it comes to abortion, Biden and Buttigieg are anything but moderate.

Biden not only supports killing unborn children in abortions up to the day of birth, he’s announced a plan to force Americans to fund them with their tax dollars. Biden has embraced his party’s extreme platform on abortion. In June, he announced that he no longer supports the Hyde amendment, which restricts taxpayer-funded abortions.

Biden’s new health care plan would expand abortions in multiple ways. If elected president, he would codify Roe v. Wade into federal law, prohibiting states from passing even moderate restrictions that protect unborn babies from late-term abortions, according to the report.

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Biden’s health care plan would force insurers to cover abortion as “essential” health care. In doing so, he would end the Hyde amendment and force taxpayers to fund abortions for any reason up to birth.

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His plan also would restore the funding that President Donald Trump cut from the largest abortion chain in America, Planned Parenthood.

Meanwhile, few share Buttigieg’s radical pro-abortion agenda. As mayor of South Bend, he tried to stop a pregnancy resource center from opening down the street from an abortion facility. Then, earlier this year, he celebrated when an abortion chain that amassed dozens of health and safety violations opened a new location there.

In May, when asked about abortions in the third trimester, Buttigieg said he thinks they should be legal and unrestricted. He told Fox News’ Chris Wallace, “I trust women to draw the line.”

Then in September, he suggested that it is ok to end a baby’s life until they draw their first breath. He even tried to align his pro-abortion stance with Christianity in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.

Polls consistently show that Americans do not want what Buttigieg is promoting. Instead, they want strong restrictions on abortion – stronger than what currently are in place.

A November poll from YouGov/Americans United for Life found that 70 percent of Americans support abortion limits. A 2019 Gallup poll also found 60 percent of Americans take a pro-life position on abortion wanting all (21 percent) or almost all (39 percent) abortions made illegal. And in May, a Hill/HarrisX poll found that 55 percent of voters said they do not think laws banning abortions after six weeks – when an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable – are too restrictive, according to The Hill.