Did you catch the story about those conservative Republican male chauvinist pig politicians in Florida who think that it was a waste of time to pass a bill which would make it a crime for a guy to secretly administer an abortion-inducing drug to a spouse or partner he impregnated? How utterly outrageous … Wait a minute … It was Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz who said that? C’mon, that’s not possible. What? There’s audio of her saying that on a Florida public radio station? Get outta here. If that were true, the press would be printing and broadcasting stories on her outrageous statement 24/7 … wouldn’t they?
Well, no. The audio of Wasserman Schultz can be found here at WFSU in Tallahassee. Excerpts from the related report by Sascha Kordner follow the jump:
DNC Chair, Fla. Lawmaker Speak Out Against Abortion-Related Bills Headed To Gov. Scott
The Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee and a Florida lawmaker are joining forces to speak out against two-abortion related bills that cleared the Florida Legislature this year and are awaiting Governor Rick Scott’s signature.
One measure essentially prohibits a doctor from performing an abortion past the 20th week of pregnancy, if it’s determined that the fetus can live outside the womb with standard medical care. …
… Florida lawmakers also passed a bill making it a separate crime to cause the death or injury of on an unborn child at any stage of development during an attack on a pregnant woman. That was filed in part because of a woman dubbed the “abortion pill victim” whose pregnancy was terminated after her ex gave her a pill disguised as an antibiotic.
Still, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz says more time should have been spent this year on jobs, the economy, and accepting federal funds to expand Medicaid.
“Instead, Florida Republican lawmakers have wasted taxpayers time and money by passing these extreme bills that further limit women’s reproductive rights. It is senseless and it’s wrong,” said Wasserman Schultz.
Both women say they believe Governor Scott will sign these measures into law. The Governor has done so in the past with other abortion-related bills.
The foundation for Wasserman Schultz’s opposition sounds eerily like the excuse President Barack Obama gave as an Illinois state senator when he “voted down a bill to protect live-born survivors of abortion.” He claimed, as National Review described it in 2012, that “by providing legal protection and ‘recognition as a human person’ for a pre-viable infant, the law could be used to threaten Roe v. Wade.”
Here is the “logic” to which Wasserman Schultz has apparently signed on:
Critics argued that the bill would confer “personhood” on all unborn babies, from the moment of conception, perhaps leading to a ban on abortions and many forms of birth control.
In other words, “We can’t allow anything to happen which could in any conceivable way recognize the a pre-born baby’s humanity, even if it means that fathers or others can get away with killing an unborn child the mother has chosen to carry to term.”
So much for the term “pro-choice.” Thomas Lifson at American Thinker money line: “The mind boggles at this war on women.” Indeed.
As usual, the press is doing its utmost to ensure that a leftist’s outrageous comment doesn’t get noticed by the general public. A Google News search on “Wasserman Schultz abortion” (not in quotes) at 9:45 a.m. ET returned 11 items, none of which are establishment press outlets.
If a Republican or conservative said something like this … oh, you know the rest.
Cross-posted at NewsBusters.org.