ABC gave pro-abortion advocates free advertising last night with its “World News Sunday.” During the report, an abortionist unequivocally stated that late-term abortion is “really a miscarriage of a stillborn fetus.”
Anchor Dan Harris framed Steve Osunsami's segment as a look at why doctors risk their lives to perform abortions given the “constant threat” of violence they face, as evidenced by last week's murder of abortionist George Tiller and recent comments from Tiller's accused killer that “similar attacks are planned all over the country.”
Harris teased the segment “Tonight, we talk to late-term abortion providers who fear they are targets. Why do they do it?” He stated in his introduction, “Why would a doctor take that risk? And why would a woman make that choice?”
Osunsami's report quickly revealed itself as a propaganda piece. He lamented, “Tiller was one of the few doctors in the
Neither abortion provider featured in the segment actually explained why they perform lateterm abortions. In fact, both avoided using the word “abortion.” Toni Hawkins, executive director of
LeRoy Carhart, a
Why can't Hawkins or Carhart call “what they do” abortion?
Hyping up the fear of violence, Osunsami also noted that Carhart's “safety was such a concern he would only meet us behind closed doors and he came with security.”
As if to make late-term abortions more palatable, Osunsami also reported that Carhart “wants
Kara Black, a woman who went to Tiller for an abortion after finding out at six-and-a-half months into her pregnancy that her baby would need three open-heart surgeries and could expect to live just 3 to 5 years, defended Tiller and the procedure. She told ABC, “How do you recover from a loss of a 3 to 5-year-old as you watch them slowly die?” Black added, “If people knew what he really was doing up there and dropped this, you know, fairy tale that, you know, you get pregnant, you have a healthy baby. It doesn't happen like that.”
One can imagine the difficulty of Black's decision. However, ABC portrayed late-term abortion as the only choice she had in this circumstance when that is not the case. [See another point of view here.]
Osunsami did include a short sound-bite from Tom McClusky, vice-president for government affairs at Family Research Council. “Any abortion we see in the pro-life movement as being wrong, but in the case of late-term abortions, these are children that have arms, have legs, feel pain,” he stated.
Funny how Carhart managed to leave those details out of his description of the “procedure.”