Yesterday President Biden repeated a story that pro-aborts have been telling since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The story is about a 10-year-old girl who had to go from Ohio to Indiana for an abortion (or to “terminate the presidency” as Biden put it):
Biden claims a 10-year-old was forced to travel across state lines to "terminate the presidency." pic.twitter.com/S1KM6WSnTX
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) July 8, 2022
Here’s what Biden said:
“This isn’t some imagined horror. It is already happening. Just last week, it was reported that a 10-year-old girl was a rape victim — 10 years old — and she was forced to have to travel out of state to Indiana to seek to terminate the presidency (pregnancy) and maybe save her life.”
This won’t shock anyone who knows that Biden has no problem telling lies, but a Washington Post fact-check could find no evidence to back up the claim Biden repeated yesterday:
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) July 9, 2022
Here’s the conclusion:
This is a very difficult story to check. Bernard is on the record, but obtaining documents or other confirmation is all but impossible without details that would identify the locality where the rape occurred.
With news reports around the globe and now a presidential imprimatur, however, the story has acquired the status of a “fact” no matter its provenance. If a rapist is ever charged, the fact finally would have more solid grounding.
So Biden told an unverified story and presented it as fact? No way.
Good follow-up… Little late, but still. https://t.co/0zbrC6ig2D
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) July 9, 2022
The “doctor” in this story works for Planned Parenthood. https://t.co/XHzlfmUcOF
— e-beth (@ebeth360) July 9, 2022
— Mark Davis (@MarkDavis) July 9, 2022
And of course any story Biden tells should be greeted with complete skepticism.
Is White House disinformation any less repugnant than Russia disinformation? It can certainly be more harmful. https://t.co/loflxeA8rQ
— Sharma (@bansisharma) July 9, 2022
Corn pop strikes again https://t.co/vgq08LfSrL
— Long Monkeypox (@podiatristdon) July 9, 2022
None of this will prevent the Biden White House from repeating the story in the future.