March 3, 2020

CNN Refers to Abortion Survivor as "fetus that was born"

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When CNN reported on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, the news organization clearly showed its pro-abortion bias through its nonsensical word choice. CNN reported that the legislation would “require abortion providers to work to ‘preserve the life and health’ of a fetus that was born following an attempted abortion as they would for a newborn baby.”

No medical professional would refer to a baby who was born despite an attempted abortion as a fetus. This language would only ever be chosen to sterilize the idea of refusing medical care to a child. It is purposefully confusing to trick readers into rationalizing infanticide.

“The bill we’re voting on doesn’t change anyone’s access to abortion […] It is about babies that are already born,” Senator Ben Sasse said on the Senate floor after citing CNN's article. “Newsflash, CNN: if you’re a baby and you’ve been born and you’re outside a momma, nobody calls that a fetus. You just want to call it a fetus because you don’t want to cover the actual story that’s being voted on in the U.S. Senate today.”

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