Sen. Mike Lee reminded Americans last week about the cruel and inhumane way in which babies were killed through the partial-birth abortion procedure when he questioned U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson.
But few Americans heard about it.
Leftist mainstream news outlets did not cover the Utah lawmaker’s remarks, and one journalist, Aaron Rupar, of Vox, admitted to omitting them on purpose.
According to Townhall, “Rupar was tweeting about the hearings, complete with clips and transcripts. He purposefully didn’t include Sen. Lee’s comments about the partial-birth abortion procedure, though. ‘Mike Lee is now graphically detailing abortion procedures. I’ll spare you the clip,’ is what he had to say about that.”
Lee, a pro-life Republican, brought up the brutal killing method because of Jackson’s pro-abortion record, including clerking for Justice Stephen Breyer when he opposed a Nebraska ban on partial-birth abortions.
“Now to be clear that the law prohibited a procedure where the abortionist causes an unborn baby to be partially delivered by the mother,” Lee said.
Warning that the description would be gruesome, Lee continued: “And then the abortionist intentionally kills the baby outside the womb by puncturing its skull with scissors and then collapsing the skull. … I don’t like having to quote this, but it is relevant to the topic we’re covering here.”
He also quoted two former Supreme Court justices about the brutal nature of partial-birth abortions.
“Justice Kennedy described it this way and chilling terms in his dissent when he describes the fact that, ‘When scissors are inserted into the back of the head, the fetus’ body wholly outside the woman’s body and alive reacts as though startled and then goes limp,’” Lee said.
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Quoting the late Justice Antonin Scalia, he continued, “’This method of killing a human child … prescribed by the statute is so horrible that the most clinical description of it evokes a shutter of revulsion.’”
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Nebraska ban while Jackson was clerking for Justice Breyer, but the justices later upheld a federal ban on partial-birth abortions in Gonzales v. Carhart; Breyer dissented in that ruling.
When Lee asked Jackson, who would replace Breyer on the court, about the difference between the two cases, her answer was very basic and noncommittal.
“I don’t have the opinions in front of me. I think it had to do with the method of extraction, the fact-finding related to the procedure,” Jackson replied. “In one case the district court had made some findings in, and the court felt bound by them. And in another there was considerations beyond those that previously relied upon. So there were distinctions that the court looked at and considered in the cases.”
Pro-life advocates are very concerned about Jackson’s pro-abortion record, but few mainstream news outlets have covered the concerns raised by Lee and others.
Instead, Townhall writer Rebecca Downs said Americans are being kept in the dark about the truth of abortion.
Referring to the Vox reporter, she wrote, “By keeping his followers in the dark, including and especially pro-choice ones who might benefit from learning the truth about abortion methods, Rupar is engaging in pro-abortion behavior of some of the worst kind.”
LifeNews.com could not find any other news outlets, other than conservative and pro-life publications, that covered Lee’s description of partial-birth abortions either.
If the U.S. Senate confirms Jackson, she is expected to be just as, if not more, pro-abortion than Breyer. President Joe Biden promised to nominate a justice who believes in the so-called “right” to abort an unborn baby.
She has the support of NARAL Pro-Choice America, which advocates for abortions without limits up to birth, as well as leftist “dark money” groups linked to pro-abortion billionaire George Soros.
Jackson ruled against the Trump administration’s efforts to defund the billion-dollar abortion chain Planned Parenthood. In 2001, she also co-authored an amicus brief supporting a Massachusetts law that created a floating “buffer zone” to prevent pro-life sidewalk counselors from approaching women outside of abortion facilities. Her clients included NARAL and the Abortion Access Project of Massachusetts.