Mike Pence Claims Democratic Governors Support Infanticide

Mike Pence Claims Democratic Governors Support Infanticide May 5, 2019

Dangerous Dishonesty: Vice President Mike Pence makes the outrageous and false claim that some Democratic governors are advocating for “late term abortion and even infanticide.”

Pence made his incendiary and false claim on Twitter:

As Democrat Governors in NY & VA advocate for late term abortion & even infanticide – & Democrats in Congress refuse to allow a vote on the Born-Alive bill – TODAY in Times Square an ultrasound will be shown for all to see, demonstrating the miracle of life. #AliveFromNewYork

It is not the first time that Pence has made the despicable and patently false claim that Democrats want to murder or execute infants. Last month, speaking at the 46th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Pence said:

With Democrats standing for late-term abortion and infanticide and a culture of death, I promise you this president, this party and this movement will always stand for the unborn. We will always defend the unalienable right to life.

Pence is not alone in making the false claim that Democrats support infanticide. Earlier this week President Trump claimed that mothers and doctors sometimes “execute” new born babies. Speaking at a political rally in Wisconsin, Trump declared:

The baby is born. The mother meets with the doctor. They take care of the baby, they wrap the baby beautifully. And then the doctor and the mother determine whether or not they will execute the baby.

Previously Trump has claimed:

The Democrat position on abortion is now so extreme that they don’t mind executing babies AFTER birth…

As one might imagine, many on Twitter condemned the false tweet from Pence:

The false claim that Democrats are advocating for infanticide is a despicable lie often spread by dishonest, forced-birth, anti-abortion extremists like Pence. Indeed, The New York Times, CNN, PolitiFact, and other reputable news outlets all agree that such claims are inflammatory and false.

More important, such claims are nothing less than an incitement to violence, and constitute a clear case of stochastic terrorism – “the use of mass public communication, usually against a particular individual or group, which incites or inspires acts of terrorism…”

Indeed the false claim that Democrats support infanticide, and that doctors are actually executing babies, is an incitement to violence and an act of stochastic terrorism that puts health care workers at risk and virtually guarantees future violence against abortion providers and others.

Bottom line: In a deplorable tweet Vice President Mike Pence makes the despicable and false claim that Democrats are advocating for “late term abortion and even infanticide.”

Mike Pence Claims Democratic Governors Support Infanticide (Image via YouTube)
Mike Pence Claims Democratic Governors Support Infanticide (Image via YouTube)
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