ABC, NBC Upset Louisiana Democrats Helping to Enact Pro-Life Law

There were apparently still a few Democrats that refused to promote the barbaric act of abortion. During their Monday evening newscasts, ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News seemed irritated that Democrats in the state of Louisiana were set to enact their own heartbeat law, effectively keeping up momentum for the pro-life legislation sweeping the country.

“The fight over Roe v. Wade is quickly reaching a boiling point. State after state passing new restrictive laws,” lamented NBC correspondent Stephanie Gosk. “Next up, is Louisiana on the cusp of banning abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy … The sponsor of the bill in this very religious and conservative state, a Democrat.

In an interview with Democratic State Senator John Milkovich, the bill’s sponsor, Gosk argued in favor of killing a child conceived from rape with no consideration for the value of that life:

MILKOVICH: Our view is that the correct moral response to sexual assault is not to execute the unborn baby who has done no wrong.

GOSK: Doesn't this run the risk of traumatizing a rape victim twice?

MILKOVICH: You know, we have got an obligation, I believe, to speak up for those who can't speak for themselves.

The Governor, another Democrat, says he's ready to sign it,” she then whined.

 

 

Gosk spoke with a woman who “runs an advocacy group for women's health” who argued for why she believes the state needed abortion laws kept as is: “The maternal mortality rate in Louisiana is extremely high. Women don’t have access to adequate healthcare.” That should be the argument for improving healthcare in the state, not the argument to kill babies.

The NBC report was capped off with a promotion for a national pro-abortion protest.

Meanwhile, on ABC, congressional correspondent Mary Bruce was complaining about how “the Democratic governor [of Louisiana] stands ready to buck his party and sign a bill that would make abortions illegal once a heartbeat is detected, before many women know they're pregnant.

Soundbites of abortion activists were sprinkled throughout Bruce’s report. At one point, a group of protesters were shown chanting, “People die when politicians lie!” This, while they’re protesting for the “right” to kill babies.

Bruce seemed encouraged by how “court challenges are already in the works,” but unamused with Vice President Mike Pence, who said he’s happy “many states around the country are embracing life.”

The CBS Evening News ignored the role that Democrats were playing in Louisiana and called the wave of pro-life legislation a “Republican-led effort.” What happened to promoting and celebrating bipartisanship?

The transcripts are below, click “expand” to read:

ABC’s World News Tonight
May 20, 2019
6:41:18 p.m. Eastern

DAVID MUIR: Next here, to the abortion battle in this country, now widening tonight. It appears this evening Louisiana is the next battleground, a new law restricting abortion is in the works. Ten states, the ones in red on the map there, enacting strict abortion limits into law. Alabama essentially outlawing abortion last week, while three more states, in but there, have new restrictive legislation now pending. And tonight, both Vice President Pence and President Trump are weighing in, with very different messages. Here's Mary Bruce.

[Cuts to video]

PROTESTERS: My body, my choice!

MARY BRUCE: As the abortion debate takes center stage --

PROTESTER: We will not – [inaudible]

BRUCE: -- Tonight in Louisiana, the Democratic governor stands ready to buck his party and sign a bill that would make abortions illegal once a heartbeat is detected, before many women know they're pregnant.

PROTESTOR: Abortion rights now!

BRUCE: If it passes, the only exception will be if the mother's health is at risk. Like a law recently signed in Alabama –

PROTESTERS: People die when politicians lie!

BRUCE: --and a bill passed in Missouri, there are no exceptions for rape and incest. Missouri's Governor giving his seal of approval.

GOV. MIKE PARSON: We will sign it. And, you know, I've always supported the pro-life movement here in this state.

PROTESTERS: What do we want? Veto!

BRUCE: Court challenges are already in the works, but Vice President Mike Pence says he's thrilled to see that "many states around the country are embracing life."

VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE: I'm proud to stand with this President. Proud to be a part of this pro-life administration.

[Cuts back to live]

MUIR: Mary Bruce live with us tonight from Washington. And Mary, we heard there from the Vice President, but the President himself now indicating some of these abortion restrictions he believes have gone too far?

BRUCE: Well David, the President is distancing himself from some of these strictest new bans, tweeting over the weekend, "I am strongly pro-life with the three exceptions, rape, incest, and protecting the life of the mother." So, while the President is taking issue with parts of these new laws, David, he has also promised to make sure that Roe v. Wade is overturned. David?

MUIR: Mary Bruce, live in Washington. Mary, thank you.

 

NBC Nightly News
May 20, 2019
7:08:00 p.m. Eastern

LESTER HOLT: There are new developments tonight in the abortion flashpoint happening across the country. More states set to vote on new restrictions as abortion rights advocates call for a day of action. NBC's Stephanie Gosk has our report.

[Cuts to video]

STEPHANIE GOSK: The fight over Roe v. Wade is quickly reaching a boiling point. State after state passing new restrictive laws. Next up, is Louisiana on the cusp of banning abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy. With no exception for rape or insist, even though President Trump embraced those exceptions in a tweet over the weekend. The sponsor of the bill in this very religious and conservative state, a Democrat.

STATE SENATOR JOHN MILKOVICH (D): Our view is that the correct moral response to sexual assault is not to execute the unborn baby who has done no wrong.

GOSK: Doesn't this run the risk of traumatizing a rape victim twice?

MILKOVICH: You know, we have got an obligation, I believe, to speak up for those who can't speak for themselves.

GOSK: The Governor, another Democrat, says he's ready to sign it.

How would you describe the momentum of some of the anti-abortion legislation that we're seeing in the last few weeks, especially here in Louisiana?

MICHELLE EIRINBERG: I mean, I think in one word: terrifying.

GOSK: Michelle Eirinberg runs an advocacy group for women's health.

EIRINBERG: The maternal mortality rate in Louisiana is extremely high. Women don’t have access to adequate healthcare.

GOSK: Tomorrow, abortion rights groups want to take back the spotlight with a nationwide protest Stephanie Gosk, NBC News, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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