CNN forces anti-abortion group’s head to admit fetus in video was stillborn, not an abortion

CNN just eviscerated David Deleiden and the Center for Medical Progress for passing a stillborn fetus off as an aborted one.

Carly Fiorina’s claims that a Planned Parenthood representative was harvesting a fetus’s brain after aborting it on video with “it’s legs kicking, it’s heart beating,” have been roundly debunked, though she has continued to double down on the remarks.

The anti-choice group, Center for Medical Progress (CMP), heavily doctored the videos which triggered the recent assault on the vital women’s health organization.

That may all be over now, though, because CNN forced David Daleiden, CMP’s lead anti- Planned Parenthood hitman and the driving force behind the deceptive videos, to admit that the video that Fiorina references had nothing at all to do with an abortion.

When CNN host Andrew Cuomo confronted Deleiden about Fiorina’s graphic claims from the GOP debate stage, Deleiden said:

“Carly Fiorina was referencing a sequence in our video that shows footage of a born-alive infant from a late term abortion actually moving in the specimen pan.”

Cuomo reminded him that it was a stillborn fetus, not an aborted one:

“But if you’re talking about organ harvesting and abortions and how terrible they are why would you use a stillborn fetus, which is not a function of an abortion?”

Deleiden protested:

“It’s the same baby, whether it’s born dead or alive, whether the organs are harvested or not.”

Cuomo showed unbelievable patience as he explained why the video was so deceptive:

“It’s also completely irrelevant to the point you’re trying to make, which is, ‘Look at what they do to these babies.’” It was born stillborn. It was not aborted. Doesn’t that matter to you if you’re talking about abortion?”

Of course according to Deleiden, it doesn’t matter one bit.

“It’s the same kind of fetus,” he said.

Cuomo hammered the last shot home, saying:

“My point is context. You’re saying, ‘what they do in abortions,’ that wasn’t an abortion. That’s my point.”

And that, of course, is the only point that matters here.

Watch the video below, via Raw Story:

Featured image via screen capture



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    September 30, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    The phrase is “force someone’s hand” not “head.” I was interested in your article until I saw the lack of concern, proofreading or mastery of the English language. That stopped me from reading the content. I challenge ALL journalists, reporters and other conveyors of public information to take more care in reviewing the quality of both the words on the surface and the information presented before publishing a work.

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    Daniel O. McClellan

    September 30, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    I’m afraid this article isn’t quite accurate. There two images being referenced, but they’re being conflated. The interviewer is confusing the still photo of Walter Fretz with the video footage purporting to show an aborted fetus in an examination tray (moving its leg), which they obtained from another source. That video is not connected in any way with Planned Parenthood, and they refuse to identify the location, but Daleiden nowhere admits that footage shows a stillborn fetus. Daleiden is a lying and manipulating piece of garbage, but the interviewer was conflating two different images and this article does the same in insisting Daleiden admitted the video was of a stillborn. He admitted the still photo was a stillborn long ago, and that’s what he’s responding to in the video provided above. All indications, as far as I know, are still that the video footage shown earlier in the CMP film shows an aborted fetus (from somewhere).

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    September 30, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    “When CNN host Andrew Cuomo confronted Deleiden . . . ”

    Isn’t that Chris Cuomo not his brother (Governor of New York) interviewing/questioning David Daleiden?

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    September 30, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Still born, abortion -either way why is it bad to harvest the organs? Donating organs is a good thing.

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    Gary Brazzell

    October 1, 2015 at 4:27 am

    Daleiden said in this interview that the still birth was an illustration of what a baby would look like in a late, second-term abortion. 1.2% of abortions occur after the first trimester, so why shouldn’t we be allowed to see what those fetus’s look like?

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    October 1, 2015 at 6:23 am

    A stuttering whiner in headlights, caught in the trap of facts…you almost feel sorry for the guy. Maybe it was his brain they took out!

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    Marie Dolton

    October 1, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Thank you for showing this film. However the CNN New Day Anchor is CHRIS Cuomo. (Andrew, his brother, is the Governor of New York).

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    Amber LaVine

    October 2, 2015 at 12:14 am

    FYI that’s Chris Cuomo. Andrew Cuomo is the Governor of New York. Chris Cuomo works for CNN. Might want to fix that.

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    October 2, 2015 at 2:52 am

    CNN news person is Chris Cuomo…. Not his brother the “esteemed” (and I use that term loosely) Governor of NYS, Andrew Cuomo.

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    virginia snyder

    October 4, 2015 at 1:19 am

    ll he be charged with a crime? Any crime! Just punish him for being such a dishonest and creepy poor excuse for a human.

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    October 19, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    “All indications, as far as I know, are still that the video footage shown earlier in the CMP film shows an aborted fetus (from somewhere).”
    Mr. McClellan, please provide a reference for your comment. Otherwise, please indicate that it is your opinion only.

    For future reference, please note that statements such as yours, Daniel McClellan, when provided without documentation are opinions only-please refrain from cluttering the internet with undocumented ‘opinions’ coming from your brain. Regardless of how fabulous you think your ‘opinion’ is, Daniel McClellan, it is still worthless without documentation.

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