Liberal News Anchor Unhappy with the Term ‘Pro-Life’
The abortion advocates are not happy with the pro-life movement and ideology, which speaks for for the life of the unborn. But some of them are also ticked by the term ‘pro-life.’ A case in view is Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC.
Andrea Mitchell, the 76-year-old Democrat, was having NBC reporter Garrett Haake on her news show talking about the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act that recently passed in the new Republican-led Congress.
Haake mentioned that Congresswoman Nancy Mace of South Carolina describes herself as pro-life. As Haake continued to talk about Congresswoman Mace’s vote in favor of the Act, Mitchell interrupted him to share her disapproval of the term ‘pro-life’:
“Let me just interrupt and say that pro-life is a term that they—an entire group wants to use, but that’s not an accurate description.”
Haake then reminded Mitchell that he was just reciting Congresswoman Mace’s use of the term to describe herself. Conservative news site Washington Free Beacon shared the video of this exchange on their Twitter feed, saying that Mitchell chided the reporter for using the word ‘pro-life.’
Conservative responses to the video slammed Mitchell for hypocrisy as well as inaccuracy of her side, the political left, in describing and promoting abortion. One comment pointed that she comes from the side that “also thinks they can tell you what pronouns you must use when talking about others.”
A Christian person’s account by the name Nico the Free responded to the video saying that ‘pro-choice’ is also not an accurate description; instead, it should be replaced with ‘pro-abortion.’
Andrea Mitchell has been slammed many times in her long journalism career for controversial and ignorant remarks, ranging from calling Virginians “rednecks” to confusing William Faulkner’s book title The Sound and the Fury with Shakespeare’s famous line from Macbeth: “It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying nothing.”
But Andrea Mitchell is not the first source of opposition to the term ‘pro-life’ that is used as the opposite to ‘pro-choice’ – the term liberals use to describe the ideology that pregnant women have the exclusive right to decide whether and when they want to terminate their pregnancy.
Last month, the left-leaning Associated Press told its reporters not to use the word ‘pro-life’ but use ‘anti-abortion’ instead to describe those who advocate the right of the unborn baby to be allowed to live and be delivered.
Earlier this month, the Republican-led House passed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which recognizes any infant born alive after an attempted abortion as a “legal person for all purposes under the laws of the United States.”
The bill, therefore, bans any further attempts to kill the infant once it comes out of the womb alive. But abortionists disagree and out of 212 Democrats in the House, 210 voted against the Act. Only one Democrat – Henry Cuellar of Texas – voted for it. In early 2019, Virginia’s then-Democratic Governor Ralph Northam went on live radio to suggest that the mother should have the right to let a newborn baby die if she decides not to keep the baby.
The comment sparked a nationwide outrage among pro-life people.