At this point it is superfluous to name Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran an Ethics Dunce. That’s obvious, both from extreme her pro-late term abortion position, and her disingenuous, cowardly back-tracking once her callous and unethical views went viral on YouTube. This, however, requires not merely malfunctioning ethics alarms but dead political survival alarms, melted human decency alarms, and rusted-solid “How can I look at myself in the mirror?” alarms.
The same day, January 9, that Tran introduced “House Bill No. 2491 — Abortion; eliminate certain requirements,” she introduced House Bill No. 2495 – Fall cankerworm; spraying prohibited during certain months.”
No, the bills aren’t really related, except symbolically. Tran’s abortion bill aims to strip virtually all legal protections for the unborn in Virginia. Tran’s other bill adds protections for caterpillars, though the objective of the bill isn’t really the welfare of the bugs. Nonetheless, the juxtaposition is ugly and to some, telling. To full-throttle abortion advocates like Tran, unborn children might as well be worms, except that they don’t object to restrictions on worm-killing.
Now, if you only read the mainstream news media, Trans’ worm bill probably never came to your attention, and the editors of the Post, the Times, and CNN would doubtless argue that it wasn’t news, or anything the public needs to know. Tucker Carson’s conservative Daily Caller first reported the story, and the only news sources that carried it thereafter were conservative media reliables like CBN and The Daily Wire. Now to be fair, the conservative media hyped and distorted the story: Tran’s bill was not the “save the caterpiller” measure the Daily Caller represented it to be.
Nonetheless, I think the mindset of the radical pro-abortion Left is something the public needs to understand, and I think the fact that an elected state legislator would see nothing amiss as she enters one bill that protects pest lives during certain months and another that eliminates months of protection for human fetuses is newsworthy. I also think that the story isn’t deemed news worthy because of the pro-abortion bias of the mainstream news media, which either thinks like Tran and doesn’t see the problem, or, which is more likely and typical of 21st Century U.S. journalism, does see the problem and wants to bury it.
What do you think?