I think I’ve written before, but Alexandra DeSanctis has
quickly become one of my favorite conservative commentators. Known for her intrepid and fearless pro-life
apologetics, from her perch at National Review, DeSanctis consistently goes
beyond merely defending the impenetrable logic behind a pro-life ideology. She effectively shames an
anything-but-objective mainstream media culture by putting a spotlight on their
And recently, she prosecuted them with a vengeance.
The scene developed after a Democrat lawmaker in Alabama
made the tragic mistake of being honest about abortion rather than presenting
it with the standard euphemisms and poll-tested language mastered by the
left. Opposing an abortion ban in
Alabama, state Representative John Rogers stammered,
“Some kids are unwanted. So you kill them now or you kill them later. You bring them into the world unwanted, unloved, then send them to the electric chair. So you kill them now or kill them later.”
Here, Rogers admits: (1) “kids” are in the womb, not
meaningless blobs of tissue, (2) the act of abortion “kills” a “kid,” (3) the
left’s solution to unwanted children is killing the unwanted, (4) the left’s
solution to unloved children is killing the unloved, (5) vulnerable kids are
the legal property of their parents who may dispose of them violently if they
What’s amazing about this is that everyone even remotely
informed on the subject of abortion knows what he has said is true. None of those five facts can be legitimately
disputed. It’s just that the abortion
cult doesn’t want those things admitted in public, and they have the benefit of
a complicit media to ensure any mention of those facts is censored from public
consumption. So when Rogers let the cat
out of the bag in a most inconvenient way, the media had to work overtime.
Notice that they were not rushing to get every one of the 20
declared Democrat candidates for president on the record responding to this
galling statement. No, they reluctantly
wrote how the REAL story was how conservatives were “seizing” on this
scene. Enter DeSanctis, who laid them
The dereliction of duty here by supposed journalists is
grotesque. A Democrat sums up his party’s
position on child killing by saying that killing kids now rather than let them
be born and become criminals is preferable.
Republicans are aghast. And the
media runs story after story about how Republicans were playing politics.
Perhaps Alexandra’s NR colleague Jonah Goldberg put it best:
“Pouncers rail. Railers pounce. And only ‘conservatives’ have a problem with a politician saying unwanted kids should be killed.”
Don’t talk to me about the climate of disrespect towards the
work of “journalists.” They’ve earned
every bit of it.