A popular ‘fact-checking’ site recently posted that abortion was not the leading cause of death in 2018.
“A heartbreaking reminder about the prevalence of abortion, statistics compiled by Worldometers indicate that there were nearly 42 million abortions world-wide in 2018. The independent site collects data from governments and other reputable organizations and then reports the data, along with estimates and projections, based on those numbers” according to LifeSiteNews.
A Snopes article declared these statistics are “problematic” because it take a “political position” on the issue. The article claims that abortion should be viewed as a medical procedure as opposed to an induced death. According to the article, “Heather Boonstra, director of public policy for the reproductive health research organization Guttmacher Institute, told us:
“Abortion is a legal, constitutionally protected medical procedure in the United States. It’s not considered a cause of death by CDC, WHO and other leading authorities, and statistics on induced abortion are excluded in the CDC’s national fetal-death statistics.”
This statement from Boonstra is ‘problematic’. First, does the fact that abortion is legal make it morally acceptable? Slavery was also once legal in the United States. Second, she makes the claim that the CDC does not consider abortion to be a cause of death, yet abortion statistics are listened under “Morbidity and Morality Weekly Report” on the CDC website (see below).
Snopes also makes the argument that because the number of abortions per year has outweighed the number of deaths from diseases and other medical issues for many years, the claim that abortion is the leading cause of death is flawed. Since it is annual reoccurring news and “not a new dynamic”, world-wide abortions should not be labeled as a cause of death, but rather a simple medical procedure.
Big League Politics reached out to Snopes to ask why they disagree with the universally accepted fact that a heartbeat constitutes life and the absence of a heartbeat equates death. David Mikkelson of Snopes.com did not respond to inquiries.
Does rejecting the scientific proof that the presence of a heartbeat indicates life, make Snopes anti-science? You decide.
President Trump Shuts Down Minnesota Governor’s Demand for $500 Million in Riot Repair Funds
He wanted the taxpayer to pay for the riots.
President Donald Trump formally declined a request from Minnesota Governor Tim Walz to declare Minneapolis a federal disaster zone in the wake of the George Floyd race riots on Saturday, preventing the city’s Democratic governor and mayor from bilking the taxpayer for bailout funds to repair the damage they tacitly allowed through refusal to halt the riots.
Walz’s office confirmed that the White House had refused his request for an emergency declaration on Saturday in a press release, explaining that the governor had hoped the federal government would clean up the mess.
“The Governor is disappointed that the federal government declined his request for financial support,” said a spokesperson in a statement. “As we navigate one of the most difficult periods in our state’s history, we look for support from our federal government to help us through.”
The rioting in Minneapolis may have been among the most destructive ever to occur in the United States, devastating the community, causing what some estimate to be $500 million in damages to property, and damaging more than 500 buildings. Many Americans probably wouldn’t know it, as the corporate media has largely focused on promoting the activities of the rioters, falsely describing them as peaceful protestors, allowing the model of community destruction to be exported to other American communities.
Both Governor Walz and neoliberal Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey had waited fecklessly to deploy the Minnesota National Guard to contain the dangerous situation, hoping to appease the raging mob as the rioters torched a Minneapolis police precinct and destroyed countless small businesses in the city’s downtown area.
At the very least, the state’s Democratic officials won’t be rewarded with a hefty federal bailout as a result of their own irresponsibility and political fecklessness in refusing to crack down on criminal rioters. Sadly, it’ll be members of the Minneapolis community who pay for the cowardice of their local officials, and the once-serene upper-class community may never recover, instead morphing into a dilapidated shell of its former self.
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