An NBC News report slammed a series of online posts exposing Joe Biden’s radical pro-abortion position to Spanish-language voters as “misinformation” and “false” this week.
However, it is the NBC News report that actually is misleading by ignoring the statements and voting records of the Democrat presidential candidate and his running mate, Kamala Harris.
According to NBC, the pro-life posts are aimed at religious Latino voters on Facebook and WhatsApp. Polls show support for Republican President Donald Trump is rising among Latino voters, who tend to be strongly pro-life.
One post shows photos of Biden and Harris next to the message (translated from Spanish), “These candidates support an abortion 5 minutes before birth and if it survives the abortion, they approve of killing the baby.”
NBC News claimed the post is “false” and pointed to a fact check by Verificador that described it as “misleading.”
The news outlet also labeled posts about the conflicts between Biden’s Catholic faith and his pro-abortion position as “disinformation.”
According to NBC:
Disinformation about abortion targeting Latino communities online reached a high point this month in a town hall conversation when Biden said that, if he wins the election, he would “pass legislation” making Roe v. Wade the “law of the land.”
Shortly afterward, religious Spanish-language blogs posted articles that were then shared to Facebook questioning Biden’s devotion to his Roman Catholic faith and highlighting his words as a guarantee to enshrine a federal law making abortion broadly legal should he become president. The president can only sign legislation first passed by Congress, which would be sharply divided over any measure to codify Roe as federal law.
But the candidates’ voting records, platform and promises indicate that they do, in fact, hold this radical position and would try to make the killing of unborn babies up to birth legal across the U.S. if they win office.
Biden’s plan to codify Roe v. Wade into federal law and his support of the Democratic Party platform, which calls for abortions without restrictions, are two indications. Over the summer, Biden also said he supports the so-called right to abort an unborn baby “under any circumstances.”
Roe v. Wade allows abortions for basically any reason through all nine months of pregnancy. Because of Roe, the United States is only one of seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy – a fact confirmed in 2017 by the liberal Washington Post.
Roe and subsequent Supreme Court rulings prohibit states from passing laws that protect unborn babies prior to viability. However, states are not under any obligation to protect unborn babies after viability either, and some – including Colorado and New Mexico – allow abortions for any reason up to birth.
There also is evidence that late-term abortions on viable, healthy unborn babies who have healthy mothers are happening. A mother recently told the BBC that she was offered an abortion all the way up to the time of her daughter’s birth.
Even more telling is Harris’s voting record as a senator from California. She recently voted against the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a bill that would protect newborn babies from infanticide by requiring that they receive basic medical care.
She also co-sponsored a radical pro-abortion bill that would have ended the limited protections that states have managed to pass to protect unborn babies and mothers. Nicknamed the “Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act” by pro-life groups, the bill would have invalidated nearly all state and federal abortion regulations, including waiting periods, informed consent requirements, bans on late-term abortions and sex-selection abortions and more.
Biden and Harris are radical on abortion and deeply out of touch with most Americans on the issue. Polls consistently show that most Americans support protections for unborn babies, especially at later stages of pregnancy.
In truth, it is mainstream news outlets that are misleading the American people about how extreme the Democratic candidates are on abortion.