Fox News’ Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt on Monday falsely claimed that Democrats said it is OK to “kill the baby after the baby is born.”
Earhardt made the false claim while interviewing Georgia Senator David Perdue about the state’s newly signed “heartbeat” abortion law, which essentially bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.
Perdue argued in favor of the restrictive abortion law, arguing that “life is precious and I think we’re called to protect it at any stage as long as it’s there.”
Earhardt then asked Perdue to weigh in on the entertainment industry’s call for a boycott of Georgia over the draconian bill.
“Senator, I grew up in the South and I have a feeling if this were happening in my state in South Carolina, the voters there or the people who live there would say babies are more important than Hollywood coming to our state. We don’t care if they don’t choose not to be there,” she said. “Is Georgia similar?”
Perdue said that it is not a radical right or liberal left issue, but rather a moral issue and “and I think the people of Georgia have spoken.”
In response to the backlash, the senator said it was “encouraging” that President Trump “brought rationality back to our court system” by appointing more than 100 judges.
“I think it backfired on those Democrats when they all said you can have an abortion even after the baby is born or kill the baby after the baby is born,” Earhardt claimed despite the fact that no Democrat has ever called for killing a baby after it is born.
Ainsley Earhardt says "it backfired on those Democrats when they all said you can have an abortion even after the baby's born, or kill the baby after it's born," and Sen. David Perdue replies, "this regime on their side has gotten so radical that they think that's OK." All lies. pic.twitter.com/ceKBi4g2Rv
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) May 13, 2019
Perdue agreed with Earhardt, saying, “Infanticide is where (Democrats) have gotten to. This regime on their side has gotten so radical that they think that’s OK.”
As Newsweek notes, Earhardt pushed the false notion on-air in late February while discussing the so-called “Born Alive” abortion bill which stated that infants born alive should be kept alive.
“This bill ensures that if a woman tries to have an abortion and baby is born alive, then the doctor would have to admit that child into the hospital. And what is the alternative? These Democrats are OK with letting the child die, the mother gets to decide,” Earhardt said.
Earhardt added about Democrats: ” It’s just interesting that so many of those individuals care about the children and the women down on the border, but yet when it comes to our own babies being born alive, they want to make the decision not to allow that child to survive?”