CNN refused to recognize the death of an unborn child in the Texas Sutherland Springs shooting in their coverage when they said the victims included “25 people and an unborn child,” effectively making the “unborn child” somehow different from the other 25 humans killed by a murderous psychopath, reports The Daily Signal.
The New York Times reported that Texas is one of the 38 states with fetal homicide laws that treat unborn children as individual entities when it comes to criminal law.
CNN then tweeted out the victim count on Sunday, the first church service at the Sutherland springs Baptists church since the shooting, as 25 people and an unborn child. Every other outlet reported the victim toll as the complete 26 people.
— CNN (@CNN) November 12, 2017
The church itself also recognized the 26 people killed by erecting a display of 26 chairs adorned with red roses inside the sanctuary.
The mother and her unborn child that were killed were members of a family who lost eight people during the shooting, including an 18-month old infant.
The Pastor of the church, Frank Pomeroy, also lost his own 14-year-old daughter Annabelle in the shooting. Pomeroy delivered a tearful address on Sunday to an audience of several hundred crowded under tents on a local baseball field.
Some among the congregation would have preferred to hold the service in the original church building, but many who suffered through the shootings said they would not like to go back. The church is now going to stand as a memorial to those 26 who lost their lives to a deranged man.
The Gunman, Devin Kelley, opened fire on the churchgoers on Nov.5. He wounded 20 others along with the 26 fatalities, before running away and being chased by a National Rifle Association instructor with his own rifle.
“It is truly remarkable,” Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, told reporters after the service. “What I said when I spoke is that most of this defies our powers of comprehension, but not Pastor Pomeroy. He realized that there is a higher power that is in charge.”
But CNN is a supporter for abortion rights, so even in the face of tragedy, they will stick to their ideology. To them, the child who was killed was not a child at all – just a nonentity. And that is plain disgusting.