Ocasio-Cortez tries to weasel her way out of blatant lie about abortion law

Ocasio-Cortez tries to weasel her way out of blatant lie about abortion law
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Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez flat-out lied about a non-existent criminal provision in the controversial Alabama abortion law, but how she tried to wriggle out of it was far worse.

On Wednesday the ultra-left socialist Democrat took to social media to promote the myth that the legislation provided for jailing women who had an abortion. “Alabama lawmakers are making all abortions a felony punishable [with] jail time, [including] women victimized by rape [and] incest,” she wrote.

It’s as obvious a lie as one could possibly imagine, and she actually typed it out and sent it to her legions of gullible followers.

A reading of the bill, which is all of three and a half pages long, reveals that it states quite plainly:

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No woman upon whom an abortion is performed or attempted to be performed shall be criminally or civilly liable.

To be fair, 3.5 pages is about 4 pages longer than Ocasio-Cortez is accustomed to reading on any given day.

Called Out for Lying

Liz Wheeler, the host of “Tipping Point” for One America News Network, quickly called Ocasio-Cortez out for her fact-free assertion. “This is a lie,” she responded. “Under no circumstances would women be jailed for abortions. The abortionist would be penalized.”

Wheeler urged the congresswoman to set the record straight.

Rather than admitting that she misspoke or, more likely, misinterpreted the law, Ocasio-Cortez doubled down alleging, “It’s a felony punishable by jail, [including] cases of women pregnant by rape or incest.”

“It’d never be a felony for women. Period,” Wheeler shot back.

Ocasio-Cortez Squirms

This is where things get really outlandish. Ocasio-Cortez, who in two separate tweets claimed that women would be criminally charged for having an abortion, suggested that she had actually been referring to the doctors – just the female ones.

This was embarrassing even by the freshman congresswoman’s already incredibly low standards.

Amber Athey, White House correspondent for the Daily Caller, was flabbergasted by the level of spin Ocasio-Cortez had just produced with the intention that nobody would catch on.

The fact is, many people on the fence over abortion laws do think this law in some aspects goes too far. If you feel you have an argument to that effect, why lie as blatantly as Ocasio-Cortez did?

Oh, that’s right – in her world, facts don’t matter if you’re morally right.

Check that: In Ocasio-Cortez’s world, facts don’t seem to matter at all.

Cross posted at the Mental Recession

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Rusty Weiss

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Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.


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