In response to a months-old tweet from Jessica Valenti, Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez took another unfair shot at Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, asking “EVERY state passing abortion bans will also be prosecuting ICE officials for the deaths of premature babies that happen in their custody?”:
I’m sure EVERY state passing abortion bans will also be prosecuting ICE officials for the deaths of premature babies that happen in their custody?
Right? Since they intend on jailing doctors, surely they’ll jail ICE for the same thing. https://t.co/7kfb8n6pI1
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 31, 2019
What AOC left out, however, is that ICE did everything possible to help this mom-to-be which is kind of the exact opposite of what an abortion doctor does, but whatever. From ICE:
On Feb. 22, while being processed for release from DHS custody, a 24-year-old Honduran woman went into premature labor and delivered a stillborn baby at the Port Isabel Detention Center (PIDC).
The woman, whose name and identifying details are being withheld in order to protect her privacy, reported being six months pregnant at the time of her apprehension by the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP), shortly before midnight on February 18 near Hidalgo, Texas. While in USBP custody, she was taken to the hospital and cleared for release on Feb. 21 after receiving two medical screenings. In the late afternoon on Feb. 22, she was transferred to ICE custody to be processed for release.
That same evening, while being processed for release by ICE, she began complaining of abdominal discomfort and was examined by the ICE Health Service Corps (IHSC). The clinical director was called and ordered that she be sent to the hospital. EMS was called. At that time, she conveyed that the baby was coming. She went into premature labor, at 27 weeks pregnant, and delivered an unresponsive male infant. IHSC initiated CPR and EMS transported them both to the Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas, where the infant was later pronounced dead.
The woman remains in ICE custody awaiting medical clearance, after which she will be released from custody.
Although for investigative and reporting purposes, a stillbirth is not considered an in-custody death, ICE and CBP officials are proactively disclosing the details of this tragic event to be transparent with Congress, the media and the public.
And we’re not sure that AOC understands just how pro-life she sounds in that tweet:
Wow – so you’re acknowledging a baby has value & shld be protected after birth AND before birth? Because last I saw, you were tweeting the talking points of the abortion industry & cheering for the killing of babies in the womb as a “right.” Blind, tragic hypocrisy.
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) May 31, 2019
Bad batch of Cauliflower Sandy?
— Tony Bruno (@TonyBrunoShow) June 1, 2019
I need you to walk to a mirror and say everything you just tweeted out loud to yourself.
It won’t make sense to you either.
To even remotely try to contrast this horrific incident the same as willfully choosing to murder an unborn baby….is outrageous!
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) June 1, 2019
Doug Stafford, chief strategist for Rand Paul, adds:
Deal if they actively try to kill them.
— Doug Stafford (@dougstafford) May 31, 2019
You see, they’re only babies when it helps her “political agenda”:
Oh, wait! Now they are babies? What's it like to deny most truths, yet use them on occasion to support your political agenda? https://t.co/z6NZQcFDLv
— Terry O' (@IrishTea1) June 1, 2019
ICE officers don’t intend to kill the babies of pregnant women. A stillbirth is a tragedy no one celebrates.
Abortionists intentionally kill the babies of pregnant women. They kill 2700 babies daily.
And you and your political friends proudly celebrate it.
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) June 1, 2019
AOC goes back to bartending to promote $15/hour minimum wage for tipped employees https://t.co/FiRvtX8cGU
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 1, 2019
UH-OH! Trouble in Lefty-Land! AOC and Charlotte Clymer blame ‘Conservative media’ for Leftist division (Bernie supporters call BS) https://t.co/bTgYJWjrrp
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 31, 2019