NBC News’ Dasha Burns is the latest corporate media mouthpiece to try to con Americans into tolerating Democrats’ radical abortion agenda by pretending it doesn’t exist.
In an interview with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis this week, Burns repeatedly lied about Democrats’ nationwide attempts to legalize ending the lives of preborn babies through all nine months of pregnancy.
Burns kicked off the interview by questioning whether DeSantis would veto national pro-life legislation that would limit or effectively ban abortion in all states.
“We will be a pro-life president, and we will support pro-life policies,” DeSantis reassured her. “I would not allow what a lot of the left wants to do which is to override pro-life protections throughout the country, all the way up really until the moment of birth in some instances, which I think is infanticide.”
Burns claimed DeSantis’ answer was a “misrepresentation of what’s happening” since only a small percentage of total abortions happen in later trimesters.
“There’s no evidence of Democrats pushing for abortions up until [birth],” Burns insisted.
“But their view is — their view is, is that all the way up until that, there should not be any legal protections —” DeSantis began. He was quickly interrupted by Burns who once again claimed “there’s no indication of Democrats pushing for that.”
The interview, against DeSantis’ better judgment, was pre-taped, meaning the televised segment ended there. Thanks to a premature splice by producers, viewers were primed to accept Burns’ matter-of-fact fib as reality instead of hearing the governor’s further rebuttal to her lies.
An extended cut of the conversation, which was posted hours after NBC highlighted DeSantis’ answer in clips, proves DeSantis accurately diagnosed Democrats’ extremist abortion agenda. DeSantis pointed to states like California, which amended its state constitution in 2022 using a vaguely worded proposition that would easily allow for abortions through all nine months of pregnancy.
California isn’t the only state that attempted to legalize abortion through the third trimester with legislation and ballot measures. Maine, Minnesota, Colorado, New York, Alaska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, and Vermont all have laws or constitutional amendments that include language allowing abortions throughout gestation. Oftentimes, the provision is subjectively hinged on a medical professional’s judgment.
In some states like Virginia, Republicans were able to stop their leftist counterparts’ plans to enshrine abortion up to and during birth in the state’s constitution. Other states such as Ohio are fighting off outsiders’ attempts to allow for sweeping pro-abortion laws.
Yet again, Burns insisted that Democrats “have not instituted that policy.”
“Yeah they have,” DeSantis retorted. “They’ll use like different ways to really have a wide exception for it.”
Burns quickly switched gears to claim that abortions well into gestation are “extremely rare.” DeSantis acknowledged that late-term abortion may not be the norm now but doubled down on the fact that Democrats desperately want to make it that way.
“The left in this country has moved on from a position that said ‘you know what, we do want to discourage abortion, it’s not something that’s a good thing,’ to now viewing it more as a positive good for society,” DeSantis said. “And I think most Americans, regardless of how they feel on legal protections, I don’t think most Americans think it’s a positive good for society. It’s obviously a tragic circumstance.”
DeSantis is right. Only about 10 percent of Americans support demands to legalize abortion up until the moment of birth. The majority of voters, on the other hand, think abortion should at least be restricted to the first trimester. Forty-one percent say abortion is morally wrong. And slightly more than half of Americans support a 15-week abortion ban like the one Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced last year.
Americans’ trust in corporate media like NBC has plummeted to record lows. In fact, at least half of the country believes the press deliberately misleads them. That trust is further hampered when outlets twist abortion polls, lie about abortion laws, and enable Democrats’ extremism.