For many years–first at ABC and later at Fox News–Brit Hume proved himself to be among the finest reporters and journalists of his generation. Now he’s one of our best commentators.
One example of this can be found in his commentary on the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, when in Hume’s words “the Supreme Court found that a generalized right to privacy it had basically invented, meant that a woman has a constitutional right to snuff out an unborn life, a human being with a beating heart. That’s what a fetus as young as six weeks is.”
Mr. Hume went on to say this:
At 20 weeks, we now know, these tiny creatures can hear, even recognize a mother’s voice. Their toenails are growing and their hearts beat loud enough to be heard by a stethoscope. The moral case for allowing such beings to be killed grows ever weaker and its advocates resort to ever more absurd euphemisms to describe what they support. They’re not really pro-abortion, they’ve long said, they’re pro-choice. This isn’t about killing unborn babies, it’s about reproductive health. And the biggest chain of abortion clinics in the country refers to itself as Planned Parenthood. In 2012, this organization says it carried out — quote — “abortion procedures” 329,445 times. Whatever that number represents, it’s not parenthood. These protesters here today understand that there is something deeply false and wrong about all this. They come each year to remind the rest of us.
Mr. Hume touches on the law, the science, and the morality of abortion–and he did it all in 85 seconds. If there’s an equally powerful refutation to the case made by Brit Hume, I’d like to hear it.
I’m willing to bet the mortgage I won’t.