Planned Parenthood and other abortion industry figures depend on the media and the Democratic Party to carry the flag for their baby-killing efforts, so they were furious when the last Democratic primary debate spent three hours touching on every subject under the sun – except their favorite one!
“At tonight’s #DemDebate there was not *one* question on reproductive health care – despite the fact that the Trump admin has been relentless in its attacks on our nation’s program for affordable birth control,” whined Planned Parenthood Action on Twitter.
Because “affordable birth control” is what Planned Parenthood really cares about. Okay.
In an article for Glamour magazine, feminist Molly Jong-Fost also expressed her anger over the omission.
“Another marathon television event with hours of talk about health care, but no mention of abortion, birth control, Title X, or President Donald Trump’s crusade against Planned Parenthood,” wrote Jong-Fost.
She put it down to the absence of Kirsten Gillibrand.
“To be honest, I was never a Gillibrand fan. From the start there were other candidates I liked better,” she wrote. “But I can also admit I found her ‘grating’ and even a little ‘unlikable,’ which, sure, could be the internalized sexism talking. Regardless, last night it occurred to me that the only person who had even tried to center Me Too, women’s health care, sexual assault, paid leave, and those other denigrated ‘women’s issues’ in their campaign was Kirsten Gillibrand.”
Er, maybe that’s why her campaign didn’t interest anyone. Perhaps?
Sen. Kamala Harris, who was on the stage and had as good a chance as anyone to bring up abortion, lamented afterwards that it wasn’t discussed.
“Reproductive rights are under attack across our nation and it should have been discussed last night,” the senator tweeted.
So what gives? Why wasn’t it mentioned?
Well, perhaps ABC News, the DNC, and most of the candidates left in the race recognize that the party’s increasingly-extremist views on abortion are WAY out of step with the American public. Now, that’s just a theory. And it’s not even a great one, seeing as how the candidates regularly embrace other out-there positions like ending deportations and confiscating guns, neither of which is supported by a majority of the public.
But when most Americans favor limiting access to abortions during the third trimester (at least) and the party is moving towards a “abortions: anytime, anyplace, any reason” platform, it does make sense that they would ignore the issue altogether on national television. This is not an issue where Democrats benefit from trying to get as far left as possible.
Count on this, though: Trump won’t hesitate to bring it up. And then Planned Parenthood and the rest of the pro-infanticide left will get what they wanted. They just may not like the public’s reaction.