OB/GYN crushes Meghan McCain for spreading falsehoods about abortion


As conservatives continued to freak out over a statement about abortion made by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam this week, “The View” co-host Meghan McCain spread falsehoods about the procedure only to be fact-checked by an OB/GYN.

Northam has been seriously misquoted by right-wingers after he was asked about provisions in a bill concerning third-trimester abortions. Conservatives claim that Northam advocated for infanticide, but they took his words out of context and conveniently ignored that his statement concerned fetuses that were nonviable and born with a deformity, a topic he is more than qualified to discuss because he’s a physician.

“And it’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities,” he said. “There may be a fetus that’s nonviable. So in this particular example, if a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

Basically, the fetus is already no longer living once it’s delivered, which is why parents have the option to resuscitate if they choose. Nobody is talking about killing babies like the right-wing freak out machine claims.

Northam is not the only Democrat conservatives have attacked over abortion rights this week. Fox News smeared the state of New York after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law allowing third-trimester abortion under specific circumstances, such as danger to the mother or fetus nonviability, similar to the Virginia bill.

McCain not only spread the lie, but she also made other false claims about abortion.

And this led to her being challenged by an actual OB/GYN named Dr. Daniel Grossman, who pointed out that 65 nations allow third-trimester abortions, not just the United States, North Korea, and China.

He pointed out that most countries provide taxpayer funding to cover abortions, whereas the United States does not.

He then explained why women need to have access to abortion after 20 weeks.

Grossman went on to further note that limiting access to first trimester abortions increases the rate of second and third-trimester abortions.

He concluded by making it clear that he does what’s best for his patients and if they decide they need an abortion, he lets them make that decision with proper informed consent that has nothing to do with right-wing propaganda or forcing women to view ultrasounds. It’s entirely about what’s best for their overall health.

McCain has not responded and likely won’t since Grossman’s expert opinion has more clout, but he offered to educate her on “The View” if invited to appear on the show.

Perhaps Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, or Whoopi Goldberg would be interested in bringing the good doctor on to let America benefit from his expertise so people with bigger platforms like McCain can’t continue misleading the public.

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