Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how the media are covering a supporter of infanticide:
Infanticide is the deliberate killing of infants, either by active or passive measures. In Nazi Germany, they preferred the former; in this country, we prefer the latter.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it is okay to allow a baby born alive as a result of a botched abortion to die unattended by hospital staff. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam agrees. The latest to agree is Montana Gov. Steve Bullock: He vetoed the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act last week.
The difference between these three men is that only Bullock is running for president; he announced this week. The media know that he is okay with allowing a newborn baby who survives an abortion to die without any medicinal care whatsoever. Do you know what they are calling him? A moderate.
The following media outlets described Bullock as a moderate after he vetoed the bill and after he announced his bid for the presidency: Fox News, CNN, CBS, NPR, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post (in a blog column.) Only the Los Angeles Times made even a passing reference to his veto of a bill that would protect newborns. The most accurate coverage was given by the Washington Times.
We have come to a new junction in American life when those who support infanticide are branded as moderate. What would it take for a governor to be labeled an extremist? Would he have to say that it should be legal for a mother to decide with her doctor to put down her newborn baby for up to a year after birth?
Peter Singer is a Princeton professor known as the “father” of animal rights. He’s way out there. He says chimps should be given some of the same rights as humans. But he is also known for his advocacy of selective infanticide. He says some defective children should undergo a trial period after birth while a decision is being made about putting them to death, and that in any event parents should be allowed to exterminate their disabled babies.
Would the media call Singer a moderate as well? They obviously don’t see him as a wacko at Princeton.
Gov. Bullock can get away with this because the media are overwhelmingly in the pro-abortion camp, and, more recently, in the pro-infanticide camp as well. We live in sick times.