Fox News’ Chris Wallace abruptly shut-down Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Sunday night after she bizarrely attacked the cable news network when asked to comment on late-term and partial-birth abortions.
“What I’m asking you Senator, is what is your position on late-term or last-term abortions,” asked one audience member.
“What we have created, unfortunately, is a false choice and a false narrative,” she said. “And Chris, I want to talk about the role that Fox News plays in this because it’s a problem. I can tell you before President Trump gave his State of the Union, Fox News talked about infanticide,” said Gillibrand.
Kirsten Gillibrand is asked if she supports late-term abortion
She responds by blaming Fox News for talking about infanticide after Ralph Northam's remarks
Chris Wallace shuts down her attacks
Gillibrand is again asked about her position, she replies w/she supports Roe v. Wade pic.twitter.com/u0nKVTPrZC
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“Senator, I just want to say, we’ve brought you here for an hour,” he said. “We’ve treated you very fairly. I understand that maybe to make your credentials with the Democrats who are not appearing on Fox News you want to attack us. I’m not sure it’s frankly very polite when we’ve invited you to be here.”
“Instead of talking about Fox News why don’t you answer Susan’s question,” Wallace fired-back.
Late-term abortions have taken center stage on the campaign trail in recent weeks, with conservative states passing so-called ‘Heartbeat’ legislation as liberal states repealed bans on partial-birth abortions.
The Illinois House passed a controversial pro-choice bill last week; repealing the state’s ban on partial birth abortions that may occur in late stage pregnancies.
“After a lengthy and emotional debate, the Illinois House passed a controversial abortion rights bill Tuesday that opponents characterized as extreme but supporters say is necessary to protect women as several states enact more restrictive laws,” reports the Chicago Tribune.
“The bill would repeal the Illinois Abortion Law of 1975 and its provisions that called for spousal consent, waiting periods, criminal penalties for physicians who perform abortions and other restrictions on facilities where abortions are performed. The bill would establish ‘the fundamental right’ of a pregnant woman to have an abortion and states that ‘a fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent rights,’” adds the article.
The legislation -titled the Reproductive Health Act- repeals Illinois’ ban on ‘partial birth abortions’ that may occur in late-stage pregnancy.
“Today, Illinois says we are better than this war on women,” Chicago Democrat Rep. Kelly Cassidy said. “Illinois says we trust women. Please join me in saying that loud and clear: ‘We trust women.’”