On Thursday night’s All Things Considered, NPR aired what someone might call a heart-tugging pro-life story. But NPR wouldn’t. They are “pro-choice,” meaning that an unborn baby is a loved human being when that’s what the mother decides it is. When the woman decides it’s like a tumor that must be removed, there is no humanity to be identified.
Anchor Mary Louise Kelly presented the latest part of NPR’s series “My Unsung Hero” from the Hidden Brain podcast team, “about people whose kindness left a lasting impression on someone else.”
Heather Harper told of her fifth pregnancy in 2016, which ended in a miscarriage. “My doctor had me come in for an ultrasound and my worst fears were confirmed when we saw on the screen, our little baby with no movement in his heart,” Harper recalled. “I had to be induced and deliver his body.”
They named the baby Desmond and had a graveside service for him. She was devastated and noticed many people didn’t speak to her because they didn’t know the right thing to say.
One Sunday at church, Harper was so overwhelmed with grief that she stepped out of the chapel and sat on a sofa in the foyer, to be alone for a few minutes. Then an older woman sat down on the opposite end, looking into the distance.
“She said, in a loud and clear voice, ‘My baby died 35 years ago and not a day has gone by that I haven’t thought of her. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you are grieving for too long.'”
That’s a really touching story of how many people who suffer the loss of an unborn child never forget the pain of losing a human. On the other hand, NPR has typically championed abortion as a precious right.
Last November, our culture analyst Tierin-Rose Mandelburg reported on NPR playing audio of an actual abortion:
The audio is devastating. You can hear the patient nervously following through with the procedure. You can hear her moans and cries and worst of all, you can hear the vacuum machine that is slowly and loudly ripping apart the patient’s baby, limb by limb.
Meanwhile, [reporter Kate] Wells describes the atmosphere as “soothing” with the dimmed lights and music. She likens it to a “child birth,” but in reality, a child is being killed. This is a crime scene.
And then it was all cheers for the aborting mother:
Patient: Thank you guys so much.
Brandy: You did it!
Doctor: You are welcome!
Patient: *audible sigh* I hope I didn’t do too bad.
Brandy: You did good.
Doctor: You did great! You did just fine! Yeah!
Brandy: You’re okay. *audible chuckling* Don’t you ever tell yourself that you can’t do somethin’.
If NPR didn’t have an audience chock-loaded with feminists, that would have much more offensive to the people listening. But then, NPR doesn’t care what social conservatives think. They are not the “base” of NPR who provide all the financial support. They are base, indeed.