During this weekend’s interview with Donald Trump, new “Meet the Press” host Kristen Welker unfurled many of the usual deceitful assertions regarding abortion.
When the GOP presidential candidate argued, for example, that Democrats don’t support any limitations on the procedure, sometimes even after birth, Welker responded by saying, “Democrats are not talking about that … only 1 percent of late-term abortions happen, and always in the state of crisis.”
Only 1 percent, you say? Only less than 1 percent of homicides are of the mass shooting variety, and even fewer occur in schools. Would Welker frame school shootings as unimportant or unworthy of further policy discussion? After all, no Republican is “talking about” shooting up schools.
It is true that late-term abortions make up about 1 percent of the total, which is