Topic: Media Research Center
The Media Research Center has this thing where it freaks out over any remotely positive reference to abortion in the media, yet it defends anyone who argues in favor of opening the economy even though it would likely expose more people to the coronavirus -- and, thus, kill a number of those exposed. That former part is continuing.
Gabriel Hays started an April 28 post by ranting that the hypocrisy was really on the other side: "It’s really sickening to think that the folks weaponizing a natural disaster’s death toll to bash conservative policies are also seeking to make abortion as accessible as making a phone call or ordering medication online." Yet, Hays apparently thinks it's not "sickening" to let more people die of coronavirus that could be avoided.
Hays complained that the New York Times did a story on doctors prescribing abortion medication online, with the goal of shaming those medical professionals and the women who seek abortion, sneering at one point about a report of more than 600 abortions completed by this procedure: "Wow, 600-plus dead babies in a week? Science is amazing, isn’t it?"
Because he can't help himself and apparently sees those people as less than human, Hays plays the Nazi card: "So, it’s not perfect ease of access, but you know lefties consider this to be pretty innovative. Yeah, innovative in the way Nazi doctor Josef Mengele was 'innovative.'"
On April 30, Alexa Moutevelis similarly played the hate-and-shame card by attackinga woman featured in a CBS report on abortion during the pandemic:
[Correspondent Kate] Smith also profiled a 20-year-old woman who is almost 19 weeks pregnant – that’s well into the fourth month of pregnancy. Weeks ago, her abortion appointment was canceled because non-essential procedures were banned in Texas. There was no explanation as to why she waited until her second trimester to seek an abortion except she was “out of work and unexpectedly pregnant” and “keeping the pregnancy wasn't an option.”
"I have rights," the woman groused. "I can't be a mother right now, and right now, I have the right not to be."
Sadly for her, an abortion doesn't stop her from being a mother, it just makes her the mother of a dead baby.
Moutevelis also attacked Smith as "biased" and "pro-abortion," apparently because she wouldn't shame that woman the way Moutevelis did.
Hays returned for another meltdown on May 7 because RuPaul's appearance on a special edition of "The Price Is Right" was a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood. In his tirade, Hays huffed that Planned Parenthood is "America’s largest baby-killing organization," that the program has "the suggestive themes of drag culture and the knowledge that more money is being raised for the killing of unborn children" (Hays absolutely hates drag queens) and the MRC hates and that the money "will go to the dismemberment of children."
On May 8, Brad Wilmouth declared that Samantha Bee was "sick" and "abortion-obsessed" for offering advice on how women can get abortions at home. As ifthe MRC wasn't "abortion-obsessed" and likening women who get abortions to Nazis isn't "sick."
In a side issue, Karen Townsend complained in a May 15 post that an episode on ABC's "Station 19" featured an explosion at a clinic doing embryonic stem-cell that one character blamed on "anti-choice" activists. She declared it a "cheap shot," insisting that "Pro-life people want to save lives – all lives, including the lives of the unborn" -- but she didn't mention that there's a lengthy history of "pro-life people" bombing clinics and committing other acts of violence, including murder.