At a Thursday press conference, the Weekly Standard’s John McCormack asked House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi what the moral difference was between Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s murdering born-alive infants and legalized late-term abortion. In response, McCormack was not only met with anger from Pelosi but also howls of laughter from his media colleagues:
THE WEEKLY STANDARD: Madam Leader, you mentioned the bill that passed out of the House Judiciary committee. Members who have proposed that bill have done that in the wake of this murder trial in Philadelphia.
They argue that there really isn’t much of a moral difference between what someone like Dr. Gosnell did to infants born at 23, 24, 25 weeks into pregnancy, and what can happen [legally] at a clinic down the road in Maryland where a doctor says he’ll perform an elective abortions 28 weeks into pregnancy. So the question I have for you is what is the moral difference between what Dr. Gosnell did to a baby born alive at 23 weeks and aborting her moments before birth?
PELOSI: You’re probably enjoying that question a lot, I can see you savoring it. [Laughter in press corps] Let me just tell you this.
TWS: Could you answer the question?
Must be a beautiful thing being a Democrat and only having your extremist views backed by your palace guards in the media.
McCormack’s question is perfectly reasonable, and one that should be asked of every Democrat running for office, most especially for president. But it never is. Instead we get planted questions from ABC’s George Stephanopoulos intended to make it look like Republicans oppose birth control.