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NYT Tries To Fact Check Trump’s Tweet on Abortion, Immediately Ends Up Backfiring on Twitter


Reported By Ben Marquis | Published March 1, 2019 at 1:21am

In light of the recent fierce discussion over late-term and even post-birth abortions, Republican Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse introduced a bill called the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would require doctors and medical personnel to make all efforts to save the life of a baby that survived an attempted abortion, rather than kill it or stand idly by while it died naturally.

Incredibly, that bill failed to achieve the necessary votes for passage on Monday, according to The Daily Wire, after only three Democrats joined with Republicans to vote in favor of saving an abortion survivor’s life, while 44 other Senate Democrats heartlessly voted against the measure.

In response to that grotesque and disheartening outcome, President Donald Trump excoriated Democrats in a pair of fiery tweets Monday evening, calling the left “extreme” for being in favor of “executing babies” after they had been born.

Trump tweeted, “Senate Democrats just voted against legislation to prevent the killing of newborn infant children. The Democrat position on abortion is now so extreme that they don’t mind executing babies AFTER birth.”

He added, “This will be remembered as one of the most shocking votes in the history of Congress. If there is one thing we should all agree on, it’s protecting the lives of innocent babies.”

As if on cue, The New York Times set about the next day with an attempt to “fact check” the president’s outraged tweets, but that effort failed in rather stunning fashion — at least on social media.

Just scroll down through the overwhelmingly negative comments on the tweet from The Times.

The article from The Times glossed over what the bill would actually do — “require doctors to use all means available to save the life of a child born alive after an attempted abortion” — while highlighting criticism from opponents who falsely claimed the measure was “aimed at discouraging doctors from performing legal abortions.”

The article also argued that the bill was redundant due to a 2002 law known as the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, though they failed to mention that prior law had no teeth for enforcement.

The Times article then quoted a couple doctors who insisted that babies surviving attempted abortions “hardly ever happens,” and provided various facts and figures about the age of infant viability to support the notion that late-term abortions are exceedingly rare — around 1 percent of all abortions — without mentioning that the 1 percent is still in the ballpark of around 10,000 such deadly procedures per year.

Yet, the Times admitted near the end of the article that aborted babies sometimes are born alive, and that doctors and patients will allow the baby to die naturally, all while being kept comfortable” — echoing what Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said in early February.

The article also admitted in the eighth paragraph, “The bill would force doctors to resuscitate such an infant, even if the parents did not want those measures.”

The tweet-trackers at Twitchy compiled a couple dozen of the brutal responses they received from Twitter users to highlight just how enormously the “fact check” of Trump’s tweets had backfired on The Times.

Countless users wondered why Democrats would vote against the bill if the issue the bill addressed was truly so “rare” and uncommon, as if that were indeed the case, a vote in favor of it really wouldn’t matter.

One user referenced Gov. Northam’s despicable commentary, and tweeted, “How can you work for the NYTimes and not know what Northam said, which kicked all this off? He specifically talked about newborns being born and then a discussion on what to do with them. This is why you’re fake news.”

Still another user hinted at Northam’s remarks and noted, “‘rarely born alive’ I guess that’s okay then! As long as they’re just rarely murdered after they’re already born and alive! Hopefully they’re kept comfortable!”

There isn’t near enough room here to include all of the saddened or snarky replies to The Times, but suffice it to say, the effort to “fact check” the president’s righteous and justified anger while defending Democrats voting against saving the life of newborn infants did not go over well, at all.

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Watch: Undercover Video of Abortion Patient Will Turn Your Stomach


Reported By Ben Marquis | Published February 25, 2019 at 4:36pm

There has been a lot of discussion in recent months about the legislative push from Democrats in a number of states to expand the “right” of abortion up until the moment prior to birth — even as the left routinely denies that late-term abortions are a thing — so a conservative pundit used hidden cameras to try and find out more about how a woman would go about getting a late-term abortion.

Steven Crowder, who is typically known for his hilarious takedowns of leftist absurdity, abandoned any pretense at humor for this grave topic. Instead, he paired up with two women who would wear hidden cameras to obtain undercover footage inside an abortion clinic in Boulder, Colorado, where late-term abortions are legal.

Those two women were Muriel, who was 25 weeks pregnant with a baby named “Rose,” and her friend Kat, who would accompany her as “moral support” as she pretended to be in search of an abortion procedure at the clinic.

While the goal may initially have been to catch damning evidence on video about the clinic and late-term abortions, the two women were instead relegated to the clinic’s waiting room for quite some time, where they engaged in a shocking and heartbreaking discussion with another woman identified only as “Patient X,” who was waiting to receive a late-term abortion.

Patient X revealed that she was somewhere between 28 and 32 weeks — 8 months — into her pregnancy. At 32 weeks, an unborn baby is all but fully-formed and completely viable outside the womb, presuming there are no serious life-threatening deformities or serious health issues. Indeed, Patient X further revealed a short time later that there was absolutely nothing wrong with her unborn baby, as had been revealed by prior checkups, specific tests, sonograms and ultrasounds.

In the meantime, the patient quietly explained to the two women what she had learned was involved in the late-term abortion procedure, which began with an injection into the womb of a lethal cocktail of chemicals that would stop the unborn baby’s heartbeat within ten minutes to a few hours.

She then noted that the recipient of the procedure had to walk around for the next few days still carrying the dead baby, and worried about the possibility of contracting sepsis, or an infection of the bloodstream, from the dead infant still being carried in the womb, not to mention other risks the procedure posed, such as a damaged or perforated uterus.

Patient X mentioned that she had attempted to ask the doctor about her concerns, but he had “Kind of shoved it off like it was no big deal.” She further revealed that this was her third attempt at obtaining an abortion, as two previous efforts — first at 10 weeks, again at 18 weeks — had been unsuccessful for one reason or another.

Incredibly, a nurse poked her head into the waiting room at one point to suspiciously ask the two women if “Patient X” had said “anything odd” to them, and noted how “nervous” the clinic got when random patients chatted among themselves, because, “There’s a whole anti-choice movement of people that get into the waiting rooms and then sit in the waiting rooms and talk people out of their (abortions).”

It is worth pointing out that Patient X, who admitted to having already birthed two children, was far from gung-ho about getting the abortion, as she was obviously struggling with the choice to terminate her pregnancy, and she thought it was “not right” to end a pregnancy so late and suggested it all boiled down to money.

She further revealed that her husband largely disagreed with her choice to get an abortion and worried how it would impact their relationship going forward. She also expressed her own indecision on the irrevocable choice she was on the verge of making, as it was counter to everything she had believed and learned in her Catholic upbringing.

The video later showed that, after the two women had left the clinic, they prayed on behalf of Patient X, that God would intervene and prevent her from obtaining the abortion that day in order to save the innocent unborn baby’s life.

Unfortunately, it is unknown whether Patient X followed through on getting that abortion or not, and Crowder pointed out in his video that, even if late-term abortions were as rare as abortion advocates claim it to be — purportedly only about 1 percent of all abortions — there would still be more than 10,000 such late-term abortions every year, a monstrous and horrifying figure.

Sadly, far too many elected Democrats — including many of the prominent candidates running for president — see nothing wrong with murdering innocent babies, as they are all-in with a party and movement that has rejected God and is increasingly anti-life and anti-women … pretty much the opposite of what they claim with a smile when speaking to average Americans who abhor the practice of late-term abortions.

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84 Children Found After Sex Trafficking Bust Ends In Arrest Of 120


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The FBI has rescued 84 children from the hands of 120 traffickers who were arrested Wednesday amid a nationwide crackdown on child trafficking, the agency said in a statement. 

The sting, dubbed “Operation Cross Country XI” was a multistate operation focused primarily on the recovery of children and taking out the “pimps” who run human trafficking rings.

“We at the FBI have no greater mission than to protect our nation’s children from harm. Unfortunately, the number of traffickers arrested — and the number of children recovered — reinforces why we need to continue to do this important work,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said.

“This operation isn’t just about taking traffickers off the street. It’s about making sure we offer help and a way out to these young victims who find themselves caught in a vicious cycle of abuse,” he added.

The four-day operation involved 55 field offices, 78 Child Exploitation Tasks Forces, 500 law enforcement agencies across multiple states and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, according to the FBI. The sting was the latest operation in a long-running venture called the Innocence Lost National Initiative. Since its inception in 2003, the venture has found and rescued 6,500 children, NBC News reported. 

The FBI said its agents and task force officers staged sting operations in hotels, casinos, street corners and truck stops, in addition to online advertising, WJRT reported.

“We go out in an undercover capacity, and we try to make contact with youth whether as a customer sex buyer or trafficker even,” Arapahoe investigator Daniel Steel told KCNC.

A 3-month-old baby found in Denver was the youngest victim rescued during the operation.

“During operations by FBI Denver’s Rocky Mountain Innocence Lost Task Force, for example, a three-month-old girl and her five-year-old sister were recovered after a friend who was staying with the family made a deal with an undercover task force officer to sell both children for sex in exchange for $600,” the FBI said.

FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Calvin Shivers said the bureau provides victims services to rescued children to help return them to their homes or reintegrate them into society.

Arapahoe County District attorney George Brauchler said child trafficking is a multifaceted issue, explaining it’s a market with buyers and sellers.

“It’s not just that someone is willing to sell someone, it’s that there are buyers out there who are willing to engage in this,” Brauchler said.

The head of the FBI’s Denver field office, Todd Pooler, said Wednesday’s sting was just the beginning of the FBI’s efforts to eradicate child trafficking.

“If you are a sexual predator or are sexually exploiting children, the FBI and law enforcement partners will find you,” Pooler said. “You can count on it.”

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