It’s not hard to fumble up a Republican, especially one stupid enough to see the issue of abortion in black and white. So CNN had sort of an easy day at the office Wednesday morning when host Andrew Cuomo interviewed anti-abortion group leader David Daleiden.
The back-and-forth between the two men reminded me of how a conversation might go with my nine-year-old when she is caught in a lie. Cuomo makes clear statements repeatedly and Daleiden dodges the point every single time.
The point being that the fetus used in an anti-abortion video was not that of an aborted child, but that of a miscarriage. The group used the image of the child without the mother’s permission, and passed it off as an “abortion victim.”
Daleiden admits that the image is that of a stillborn baby, but insists it was only used to show what a fetus at that gestational period looks like.
It is quite clear about halfway through the video that Cuomo’s attempts are futile because Daleiden is simply not going to agree that he sees how using the photograph out of context is misleading. Perhaps using one of the hundreds of thousands of images available of live fetuses in that same gestational period would have made your claim a little more credible.
Daleiden responds by saying:
“It’s the same baby, whether it’s born dead or alive, whether the organs are harvested or not.”
To which Cuomo says, in a “don’t play dumb” tone:
“It’s also completely irrelevant to the point you’re trying to make, which is, ‘Look at what they do to these babies.’” It was born stillborn. It was not aborted. Doesn’t that matter to you if you’re talking about abortion?”
Daleiden repeats again that it’s the “same kind” of fetus.
Cuomo, still trying to drill through the thickness of Daleiden’s skull, says:
“My point is context. You’re saying, ‘what they do in abortions,’ that wasn’t an abortion. That’s my point.”
Watch the uncomfortable exchange below.
Video Courtesy of Raw Story Via YouTube: