Liberal Media Lies About Joe Biden, Falsely Claims He Doesn’t Support Abortions Up to Birth

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Aug 27, 2020   |   11:52AM   |   Washington, DC

Americans are not getting the truth about Joe Biden’s radical pro-abortion policies from news outlets like the New York Times and Washington Post.

Biden supports the so-called right to abort an unborn baby “under any circumstances” and wants to force taxpayers to pay for them. His vice presidential running mate, Kamala Harris, even voted against a bill that would have protected newborn babies from infanticide.

“It’s a position that remains exceptionally unpopular with the majority of voters, so ‘factcheckers’ have been super busy during this Republican National Convention trying to confuse the issue,” David Harsanyi commented at National Review.

He pointed to multiple “fact checks” by the New York Times and Washington Post, two of the leading newspapers in America, that tried to refute Republicans’ statements about Biden and Harris. One came from Sister Deidre Byrne, of the Little Workers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary, who spoke Wednesday at the Republican National Convention.

In her speech, Byrne mentioned that Biden and Harris support “the horrors of late-term abortion and infanticide.”

According to the Washington Post, that’s not true: Biden merely “supports abortion rights and says he would codify in statute the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade and related precedents, which generally limit abortions to the first 20 to 24 weeks of gestation.”

The problem, as Harsanyi noted, is that nothing the Post wrote proves Byrne was wrong.

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He continued:

For one thing, the words “generally limit” do a lot of heavy lifting. The Post notes that only “1 percent” of abortions “happen after the fetus reaches the point of viability.” What the Post avoids saying is that more than 8,000 viable fetuses, and probably more than 10,000 on the cusp of viability, are aborted every year. The killing of thousands of tiny human beings — whether it is “codified” by law; or whether it is allowed by emotional health exemptions; or whether reporters find “experts” to tell us it’s okay — is properly described as infanticide.

Biden himself has said he support abortions without restrictions. In June, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a major abortion case out of Louisiana, Biden responded with his belief in a “woman’s constitutional right to choice under any circumstances.” During the coronavirus shutdowns, he even called elective abortions an “essential medical service.”

Another indication of his support for unrestricted abortion on demand, Biden said he wants to codify Roe v. Wade into federal law. The infamous abortion ruling allows abortions for basically any reason through all nine months of pregnancy. Some states, including Colorado and New Mexico, still allow abortions without restriction, and abortionists there openly advertise late-term abortions in the third trimester.

Back in 2017, the Washington Post’s own fact checkers confirmed that, because of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. is one of only seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

“We should note that some of the seven countries allow abortions after 20 weeks, but ban it after 24 weeks. And other countries have no federal limits, but legislate at the state or provincial level, similar to the United States,” fact checker Michelle Ye Hee Lee wrote at the time.

Thousands of viable, late-term unborn babies are aborted in the U.S. every year. Based on Centers for Disease Control numbers, the estimate is about 8,000; however, the CDC report does not include data from every state and the number is almost certainly higher.

What’s more, respected pro-abortion leaders admit that most late-term abortions are not done because of health problems with the mother or unborn baby. Most are purely elective.

The new Democratic Party platform is extreme on abortion, and Biden is just as extreme. The liberal media is trying to portray him as a moderate, but nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to the lives of babies in the womb.