Since Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court, liberal journalists tried to terrorize American women. They claimed that a tragic miscarriage (or ectopic pregnancy) which occurs when a baby is born outside the uterus, is equal to abortion. It isn’t.
Even the most liberal New York Times admitted on June 28: “The 13 current state-level abortion bans make exemptions for medical emergencies” like ectopic pregnancy. But that hasn’t stopped the supposed fact-based press from pretending otherwise.
Below are the worst:
In an attempt to hype of what “Democratic strategists” were telling him, Jon Karl on the June 26 This Week warned, “Will there be prosecutions of women who cross state lines to get abortion, or even investigations of, of miscarriages?”
Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Governor Meet the Press, Chuck Todd fretted, “What about for miscarriages?…Miscarriages are treated in a very similar way to abortion. Is there going to be a department in Arkansas that — that inspects all miscarriages or investigates miscarriages?”
Hutchinson quickly retorted, “No. Absolutely not….When you’re talking about miscarriages, the exception is, of course, is the life of the mother, or there’s a medical/health emergency, and that’s between the physician — they’re going to make those judgments in how to handle those things.” As for the overturning of Roe, he explained: “This is simply about abortion.”
Jackie Spier (far-left Congresswoman) appeared at the July 11th without journalistic backing GMA3Falsely assert:
Every woman having a miscarriage will be evaluated to determine if the physician has the authority to do so. Every time there’s an ectopic pregnancy, a similar question is going to be raised and the life of the mother is at risk in many of these situations.
The July 12 CBS MorningsGayle King made it seem like the Biden Administration was going to solve this problem.
Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services instructed hospitals that they would provide emergency services in cases like ectopic pregnancy and complications of loss of pregnancy even though abortion is not legal.
Here are the reality: The Federalist explained in a June 29 fact check:
According to research by Daniel Gump informed by state statutes, even 35 states, most without trigger laws, explicitly state that miscarriages do not fall under the purview of “induced abortion” bans.
There is a clear legal distinction between an induced abortion, which deliberately intends to end the life of the baby, and the medically classified “spontaneous abortions” such as an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, early delivery with the intent of saving the baby and/or mother, and preventing implantation of a fertilized egg.
Even with that distinction, 48 of the 50 states have clear exceptions for induced abortion if a mother’s life is in serious jeopardy.
So don’t believe the liberal media fear mongering on states prosecuting miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies.