CNN Removes Its Description of a Baby as a 'Fetus That Was Born,' but Not for the Reasons You Would Think

CNN Removes Its Description of a Baby as a 'Fetus That Was Born,' but Not for the Reasons You Would Think
AP Photo/Steve Helber

A young boy holds a sign during an anti-abortion rally on the steps of the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)



On Tuesday, I wrote about CNN’s peculiar description of a baby. In their coverage of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, the outlet resisted the temptation to use common language.

Therefore, they called a birthed, living, breathing, (presumably) crying little person a “fetus that was born.”

It’s a revolution — all people are just fetuses.

That were born.

I am, and so are you.

When do we retroactively retitle the culture’s greatest hits?

  • Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Fetus That Was Born”
  • Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Fetus That Was Born”
  • Billy Joel’s “Piano Fetus That Was Born”
  • Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Fetus That Was Born”
  • ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Fetus That Was Born”
  • Whitney Houston’s “I’m Every Fetus That Was Born”

Or the most woke of all: Percy Sledge’s “When a Penis Owner Fetus That Was Born Loves a Vagina Owner Fetus That Was Born.”

Sadly, the revolution will have to wait, because CNN removed its wording.

But the change wasn’t made for reasons you might assume — those being ones related to some degree of ridiculousness.

Rather, they’ve “updated” the article merely to match the language of the bill.

Here’s how CNN put it:

“CLARIFICATION: This story has been updated to more precisely reflect the language used in [Sen. Ben] Sasse’s bill. This story has been updated with additional developments Tuesday.”

But don’t worry — the network retained its slant in lieu of a straight-news presentation.

The article still refers to a proposal to help born babies in dire need of medical care as an “abortion restriction bill.”

Way to go with that laser-like accuracy, fetuses.



See 3 more pieces from me:

Bunkered in the Abortion War, CNN Won’t Call a Child That’s Minutes Old a Baby – It’s Still Just a ‘Fetus’

Hilarious and Jaw-Dropping: Female Best Buy Employee Absolutely Manhandles a Big Dude Trying to Shoplift. Is Her Life Changed Forever?

Republicans in South Dakota Kill a Bill That Would’ve Prevented Doctors From Sexually Altering the Bodies of Children

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