DeSantis Criticizes Liberal Journalist For Defending Democrats On Abortion

DeSantis Criticizes Liberal Journalist For Defending Democrats On Abortion

(NationRise.com) – Florida Governor and presidential candidate Ron DeSantis criticized a liberal journalist on August 7 over comments she made about Democrats’ stance on abortion. During an interview at NBC News, host Dasha Burns asked the Republican leader if he would veto federal bills that would impose a nationwide ban on abortion.

DeSantis responded that he would support pro-life policies and be a pro-life president, adding that he wouldn’t allow what many politicians “on the left” want to do. He explained this is to override “pro-life protections” all across the United States, all the way up to the moment of birth, which he said is illegal and constitutes “infanticide.”

Following that answer, Bursh looked at her notes and interrupted the Florida governor by saying she had to push back “on you on that.” The NBC host told DeSantis what he said was a misrepresentation of what is happening on the Democratic Party’s stance on abortion. She then stated that only 1.3 percent of abortions in the United States take place at 21 weeks of pregnancy or higher.

When Bursh was starting to say there wasn’t any evidence of Democratic politicians pushing for these procedures up until those weeks, DeSantis struck back. He immediately noted that even when this could be true, the general view of the Democratic Party was that abortions could be made all the way “up until that.” 

DeSantis also said that Democrats believe there shouldn’t be any legal protection on this matter, but Bursh responded there wasn’t any indication of Democrats “pushing for that.” The presidential candidate corrected her by noting there have been many Democratic politicians who have pursued that agenda in some parts of the country.

The Florida governor told Bursh that the American left moved from discouraging abortions to viewing them as something “positive” for society. He then said he believes most Americans don’t see it that way, and pointed out that abortion is a “tragic circumstance.”

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