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President Donald Trump’s words on late-term abortion at a Green Bay, Wisconsin, rally on April 26 have set aflame more attacks against him. Major news media outlets are distorting and spinning the president’s words—again.

False reports declare that President Trump spread a “false narrative” about “late-term abortions” at his rally in Wisconsin.

The day after the rally, several biased mainstream reports came out saying he presented a falsehood, in effect, calling him a liar.

The New York Times published an article saying he was repeating false claims. CNN said he offered incendiary falsehoods on abortion at the rally.

But, what narrative were these reports condemning or rather with their false reports, what were they defending?

Ongoing Battle

It’s a charged topic, one that both pro-choice and pro-abortion choose to ironically defend with their life’s energy—to end the life energy of another potential adult. It’s been an ongoing political battle since abortions were decriminalized in 1973.

More recently in this battle, in mid-January, the president spoke via video at the “March for Life” event, urging the Senate to pass a bill authored by Sen. Lindsay Graham (R–S.C.) that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks. He declared he was with the “pro-life” movement, “all the way.”

Later that month, Democrats blocked the bill. It was unable to get the 60 votes it needed to move forward to a vote.

So-called Falsehood

At the Wisconsin rally, the president was referring to legitimate cases of killing of an infant after it has been born.

President Trump said, “The baby is born, the mother meets with the doctor, they take care of the baby, they wrap the baby beautifully, and then the doctor and the mother determine whether or not they will execute the baby. I don’t think so.”

He called it “incredible” but not in a good way. “It’s incredible. Until this crazy man in Virginia said it, nobody even thought of that right? They didn’t, wouldn’t even think of that. Yeah late term, but this is where the baby is actually born and came out. It’s there, it’s wrapped and that’s it so to protect us in life I called in Congress to immediately pass legislation prohibiting the extreme late-term abortion.”

It painted a brutal picture. But is it accurate? Who is the “crazy man in Virginia”?

It is accurate

Why are reporters objecting to the president’s narrative at the rally, or rejecting the idea that deciding to kill a living late-term viable fetus or even an ill newborn is not literally executing a baby? I don’t want to get into semantics, but here we are. Let us be accurate, and set straight these accusations of false narratives!

The word “execute” has various meanings, one of which is to put to death. That is the way the president used it to describe what he is trying to stop from happening to babies.

I would say, purposely killing a newborn is an execution of death. If you don’t agree not even a little bit, I suggest you keep reading.

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Newborn baby feet. (Shutterstock)

Execution not abortion

Why would the president call killing a baby after it’s born an abortion if the child has already been born and delivered into the world?

Because that is what those who support abortion, later-term abortion, and child euthanasia call murder in their efforts to make it legal to execute a newborn. Several states have already put this “law” into effect.

Up until recently, under any circumstances, in the United States, it was illegal to kill a baby that was delivered alive, and/or successfully resuscitated. Even if the mother and doctors decided the baby shouldn’t live.

Ending the life of a living child of any age is illegal in America. Why is this not as evident to critics of the president’s true narrative?

And, let’s not forget, doctors are obligated under the modern Hippocratic oath to avoid “those twin traps of over treatment and therapeutic nihilism in clinical practice. In the circumstances of executing a baby after it’s shown signs of wanting to live, it’s not only illegal, it’s going against the very oath that doctors pledge.

‘Crazy man in Virginia’

The most important factual truth about President Trump’s words is that he was mainly using words to describe the ideal decision-making process for late-term abortion that were first said by Gov. Ralph Northam (D–Va.). The Virginia governor is a proponent of late-term abortion and child execution of babies born ill or deformed.

According to Northam, he supports third-trimester abortions, and even permitting abortions as a woman is ready to give birth as long as it’s not the government deciding the infant’s life or death sentence. In fact, Northam spoke about the process in a way that makes one get the idea that he thinks executing a living newborn can be a kind and compassionate procedure.

Northam Supports Infanticide

Northam matter-of-factly described his support of the execution of a baby born during the third trimester (over 24 weeks gestation) to WTOP radio host Julie Carey. Many babies are viable and can survive an early birth after 22 weeks of gestation.

[As of this writing, in Virginia, their laws state that a woman can request an abortion until the day of full-term labor, requiring only written consent from the mother, and a 24-hour wait after a short counseling session.] 

Carey asked Northam about Fairfax County Delegate Kathy Tran’s (D–Va.) legislation proposing to make late-term abortion legal. Tran has been working to repeal most restrictions on abortions in Virginia.

Carey told Northam about how Tran “was pressed by a Republican delegate about whether her bill would permit an abortion even as a woman is, essentially, dilating, ready to give birth. And she answered that it would permit an abortion at that stage of labor.” She asked, “Do you support her measure?”

Northam replied, “I certainly can’t speak for Delegate Tran, but … this is why decisions such as this should be made by [health care] providers, physicians, and the mothers and fathers that are involved.

No Doctor Consent Needed

He went on to say, “When we talk about third-trimester abortions, these are done with the consent of, obviously, the mother, with the consent of the physicians—more than one physician by the way. And it’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities, there may be a fetus that’s nonviable.”

However, in Virginia, physicians are not involved in the decision process, only the mother is required to give a written request and wait 24 hours before it is granted. The child need not be deformed, nor the mother be in physical danger of losing her life.

However, she is required to get an ultrasound beforehand. Tran is seeking to eliminate that requirement as well.

Familiar Words

Northam continued, “So in this particular example, if a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother. So I think this was really blown out of proportion.

Essentially, Northam thinks the killing of a baby about to be born should not be lawfully banned by the government but should be for parents and doctors to decide upon delivery of a baby that would be resuscitated.

Watch the video here.

President Trump merely used words to describe what pro-abortionist politicians like Northam and Tran describe is a late-term abortion.

There is no collusion, no obstruction, and now no false narrative.

But we should instead be asking ourselves, do Northam and Tran and others like them not know or care that ending the life of a living child of any age is illegal in America?

While crazy reporters are calling the president’s words a false narrative on abortion because he didn’t paint as rosy a picture as they would have liked, they are the ones painting a false narrative full of gaps and holes, that they are likely not able to see. At least, I hope they can’t see it, and that’s why they are mistakenly reporting their false narrative.

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