CNN’s Bash Suggests Babies Be Aborted Rather Than Live in Poverty

On Sunday’s State of the UnionCNN anchor Dana Bash shared her views on pro-abortion. Bash suggested that Arkansas’ Governor Asa Hutchinson was better for poor parents to abort their unborn babies towards the end of her interview. 

Prior to that disgusting insinuation, Bash decided to obsess over Arkansas’s abortion law which doesn’t make an exception for rape and incest, a scenario that accounts for only one percent of all abortions nationwide. 

Bash whined to Hutchinson: “[Y]Only exceptions are allowed for the mother’s health. Just to clarify. It is possible to be clear. Roe v. Wade is overturned, no woman, unless her life is at risk, will be able to get an abortion in Arkansas?” 



Hutchinson didn’t reject the premise of the question or note that the scenario Bash is concerned about isn’t an issue in ninety-nine percent of abortion cases, yet he let her know that when he signed the law, he expressed that he supports exceptions for “life of the mother and rape and incest.”

Yet that wasn’t good enough for Bash, who continued to shriek at him: “you did sign the law that does not include any exceptions for rape and incest. I know you said that you didn’t — you would rather that that not be part of the law, but it is and you signed it.”

Bash then brought up a scenario which only occurs in 0.5 percent of abortion cases. “Why should an 11 or 12-year-old girl who’s impregnated by her father or her uncle or another family member be forced to carry that child to term?” Bash asked. Hutchinson said that, if Roe v. WadeSupreme Court has ruled in favor of the Supreme Court. However, it is possible that exceptions for rapes and incests will still be valid. 

Bash’s last question was most abominable “Arkansas already struggles to support vulnerable children. Nearly one in four children in Arkansas lives in poverty”Bash laughed. “More than 4,600 kids are already in your state’s overloaded foster care system. Do you really think that your state is prepared to protect and care for even more children if abortion does become illegal there?”

Therefore, children who were born to poor parents would be happier dead. The left sees pregnancy in this way. It isn’t a gift to the left, it’s a burden. 

This vile segment from CNN’s Dana Bash was made possible by Verizon. They are linked, so that you can get in touch with them. 

To read the relevant transcript of this segment, click “expand”: 

CNN’s State of the Union
Eastern, 9:14:41

DANA BASH: Governor, In 2019, you signed an Arkansas law that would apply the same procedure if Roe V. Wade were overturned. The law you signed only allows for an exception to the protection of the mother. Just to clarify. Roe v. Wade will not be overturned. Arkansas women cannot have an abortion unless their lives are at stake. 

GOV. GOV. That law was signed by me. I also supported — the incest and rape exceptions. Two exceptions I feel should have been included that didn’t have support from the General Assembly are the life of the mother, rape, and incest. And so we have to wait and see what the Supreme Court actually does, but if  Roe v. Wade is reversed, then what we’ve fought for for 40 years and returning the authority back to the states will actually happen, you’ll see states making different decisions based upon the values and the consensus of the people of that state. Arkansas passed a Constitution Amendment supporting unborn life and recognising that. So the Arkansas people have spoken. 

BASH: Governor, you have signed the law which does not allow for exceptions for incest and rape. Although you claimed that you did not, I believe you still signed the law. Let me now discuss some of the practical implications. So, for example, should a 11- or 12-year-old girl who is pregnant by her uncle or father be made to bear that child until term? 

HUTCHINSON : You are correct. This particular case has been dealt with by me, even though I am Governor. It’s still life inside the womb. However, it was a crime to have the child conceived, whether incestuous or rape. I think these are just two examples that are acceptable. These are going to become real situations as the time passes if Roe V. Wade is rescinded. 

BASH: Yes. 

HUTCHINSON: I think the debate and discussion will be–continue and that could very well be revisited. 

BASH: Governor, but what if it is? You asked Arkansas legislators to include these exceptions. They did not. You are almost done with your term. Is it possible to make it better? If you don’t think so, then it could be that other people — young women and girls, aged 11-12 years old, may find themselves in the same situation. 


Arkansas is already struggling to provide support for vulnerable children. Arkansas has nearly one-fourth of its children living in poverty. Over 4,600 children are currently in the state’s already overloaded foster care system. Are you sure that the state will be able to care for more children in case abortion becomes illegal?

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