Republican chairman questions whether Democrats support ‘infanticide’

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 17:03 EDT
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RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
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The media is covering up Democrats’ indirect support of baby-killing, according to Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus.

“The President, the Senate Majority Leader, the House Democratic Leader, and the Chair of the Democratic National Committee (in whose home state this hearing occurred) made funding Planned Parenthood an issue in the 2012 campaign,” he wrote in a column published Wednesday on RedState.com. “They should now all be held to account for that outspoken support. If the media won’t, then voters must ask the pressing questions: Do these Democrats also believe a newborn has no rights? Do they also endorse infanticide?”

Priebus alleged that two recent abortion-related issues illustrated that the media had a bias in favor of liberals.

He noted that efforts to restrict a women’s right to an abortion in North Dakota was widely reported, but said Florida’s Infants Born Alive Act received little attention. During a legislative hearing last month, Priebus observed that a Planned Parenthood representative refused to say a physician should rescue an aborted fetus that showed signs of life.

The RNC chairman said the “shocking” testimony was proof that Planned Parenthood didn’t believe babies have rights.

“In the last election, Republicans were repeatedly asked about whether they supported cutting funding to Planned Parenthood,” Priebus added. “It’s time Democrats are asked whether they still support funding an organization that refuses to care for a newborn.”

Republicans previously leveled similar accusations against President Barack Obama during the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. Obama repeatedly opposed the Born Alive Infant Protection Act as a state senator in Illinois, claiming the bill would “would essentially bar abortions” by defining “a previable fetus as a person.”

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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