Absolutely no one wants to hear about a pregnant 10-year-old rape victim and I’m appalled that CNN’s Dana Bash would stoop so low as to use the poor child as a political flash point. Then again, this is CNN…
During an interview Bash tried to corner South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on if the state will ‘force’ the victim to carry to term based on trigger laws.
“Because this is a trigger law that was passed before you became governor, I wanted you to be clear — will the state of South Dakota going forward force a 10-year-old in that very same situation to have a baby?” CNN’s Dana Bash asked the governor during Sunday’s show.
The Indianapolis Star reported Friday that a 10-year-old girl in Ohio who was six weeks and three days pregnant was unable to receive an abortion due to Ohio’s law banning abortions after six weeks when fetal cardiac activity begins.
The girl was on her way to Indiana where an abortion ban is yet to take effect. State lawmakers have scheduled a special session on inflation and abortion for July 25 where they are expected to include an abortion ban, according to WFYI.
Noem kept her composure despite the disgusting question and pointed out the media’s crime in all of this. The left is always ready to talk about abortion but seems to glaze over the fact that there is a real criminal involved that needs to be held accountable. That point was not lost on Noem.
“What’s incredible is that nobody is talking about the pervert, horrible and deranged individual that raped a 10-year-old, and what are we doing about that?” Noem responded. “As much as we talk about what we can do for that little girl, I think we also need to be addressing those sick individuals that do this to our children.”
Noem said the law in South Dakota stated abortions were illegal unless to save the life of the mother. Bash then asked if Noem would be OK with having a 10-year-old girl have a baby.
“No, I am never OK with that. In fact, that story will keep me up at night,” Noem said in response.
Bash asked if South Dakota would change the law to have an exception, but Noem did not directly address the question.
“How is a 10-year-old girl physically — probably can’t even carry a baby without, being never mind emotionally and mentally tormented, but physically hurt. Would you consider that the life of a mother at risk?” Bash asked Noem.
Noem said it would be up to the doctors, family members, and those closest to her that would have to make a decision on the matter at hand.
“Abortion presents a profound moral question,” Justice Samual Alito wrote. “The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives.”