Fox News contributor: "Abortion is never medically necessary in the third trimester"

Fox News contributor: "Abortion is never medically necessary in the third trimester"

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From the February 5 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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MOLLIE HEMINGWAY (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): The context was Virginia was considering a bill that is very controversial about removing any limits on third trimester abortion, which even people who are pro-choice tend to disagree with, it's a very radical bill that ended up failing. And in that context, then [Governor Ralph Northam] goes further and says, you know, even if you don't have this medically necessary abortion, of course abortion is never medically necessary in the third trimester, if a baby survives, we comfort her, and then make a decision about whether to let her live or die. These are absolutely, extraordinarily controversial comments and yet, as you point out, you're barely hearing anything about them, and they were the reason why the whole racist controversy even came to light, because it was a medical school classmate who apparently released the photo. 

Previously:

Right-wing media’s extreme abortion rhetoric could mean more people get hurt

Myths and facts around this week’s manufactured abortion rights scandals

Right-wing media are flat-out lying about later abortions being "infanticide"

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