Here we go again... another segment on Fox "news" lying to their viewers about the extreme right-wing anti-abortion bill and the consequences it's going to have on the health of the women in that state.
This Monday it was America Live guest host Alisyn Camerota and Fox regular and resident flame thrower Michelle Malkin's turn: Fox's Michelle Malkin Misleads On The Consequences Of Texas Abortion Bill:
Fox News contributor Michelle Malkin falsely claimed that provisions in Texas' controversial abortion bill would make women safer. Her assertion ignores that the state already performs annual inspections of abortion clinics as well as expert testimony which argues that the legislation would actually "erode women's health."
On the July 8 edition of Fox News' America Live, Malkin joined guest host Alisyn Camerota to discuss the controversial legislation that would outlaw abortion procedures after 20 weeks with exceptions only for the life of the mother, require abortion clinics to meet the same requirements as ambulatory surgical centers, and require abortion providers to have permission to admit patients at a hospital within 30 miles of the provider's facility. Despite these sweeping restrictions, which would be some of the strictest in the country, Malkin claimed that the Texas legislation was simply a question of whether or not abortion providers would "abide by standards that will ensure safety":
According to Dallas News, however, the Texas Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) inspects abortion clinics every year, while it inspects surgical centers only every three years. Furthermore, in 2011, no pregnant females died of abortion-related causes in the state, while there were 116 deaths associated with pregnancy complications.Read on...
Malkin and her ilk know full well the reason for these laws they're passing is to make it impossible for women who are poor to get an abortion, but instead they keep playing the Kermit Gosnell card, as Malkin did in the segment above. Here's more on that from Think Progress: No, Wendy Davis Doesn’t Stand With Kermit Gosnell: