Neocon extraordinaire David Frum, a writer for The Atlantic, is facing backlash for spouting pure lies about the GOP.
The lies he spouted concern Celeste Burgess, an 18-year-old Nebraska woman who earlier in the week was sentenced to 90 days in jail for concealing the remains of a 30-week-old baby she’d aborted using pills.
But to hear Frum tell it, the reason she’s going to jail is because Nebraska Republicans had earlier this year banned abortions after 12 weeks.
“They swore up and down they wouldn’t send girls and women to prison for having abortions. They lied,” the Democrat Party henchman tweeted Thursday.
Look, and take note of the “Community Notes” fact-check:
They swore up and down they wouldn’t send girls and women to prison for having abortions. They lied.
— David Frum (@davidfrum) July 21, 2023
Will the policing and punishment of women be an important issue in 2024? It sure seemed important to the outcome in 2022 – and that was while the new surveillance regime was still mostly hypothetical. Now it’s becoming real.
— David Frum (@davidfrum) July 21, 2023
“Prosecutors did not charge Celeste Burgess under Nebraska’s abortion law. She pleaded guilty in May to removing or concealing human skeletal remains, a felony. Prosecutors agreed to drop two misdemeanor charges against her: concealing a death and false reporting,” the fact-check reads.
The fact-check was plucked from The New York Times, which reported the full story on Thursday.
“The teenager, Celeste Burgess, 19, and her mother, Jessica Burgess, 42, were charged last year after the police obtained their private Facebook messages, which showed them discussing plans to end the pregnancy and ‘burn the evidence,'” the report reads.
“Prosecutors said the mother had ordered abortion pills online and had given them to her daughter in April 2022, when Celeste Burgess was 17 and at the beginning of the third trimester of her pregnancy. The two then buried the fetal remains themselves, the police said,” the report continues.
There’s also evidence that the pair may have tried to burn the aborted baby.
“At some point, a man who helped them told the police that the women had tried to burn the fetus. The remains were exhumed and showed signs of “thermal injuries,” [detectives in the case] wrote,” the Times notes.
Now notice what the Times reported about Burgess’ mother having given her abortion pills in April of 2022. This means this all happened BEFORE Roe v. Wade was overturned and Nebraska banned abortions after 12 weeks, meaning Burgess’ conviction and sentence had nothing to do with it.
With this in mind, many critics responded to Frum’s defamatory tweets by rightly accusing him of being the real liar:
Liar – it was for disposing of the body illegally, not for the abortion. Ya shill.
— NC Omie (@nc_nma) July 22, 2023
According to the community note attached hereto, YOU, sir, are the liar!
But hey, you’re a Democrat….its all you clowns got! Lies!
— Finch (@FinchIsBack) July 22, 2023
The girl took abortifacients to kill a 36 week old baby. She delivered the child and tossed the remains in a fire. The charges have nothing to do with aborting the baby. It was abuse of a corpse. You’re a liar.
— DC (@donna_appraise) July 22, 2023
She was jailed for burning, burying and concealing the body of a 30-WEEK viable baby w help from her mother.
You’re a liar and a ghoul for politicizing this ghastly deed.
And it all happened BEFORE Roe was sent back to the states.
— Eleanor Castile (@castile_eleanor) July 22, 2023
You know how stupid you sound? Celeste Burgess was found guilty for concealing human remains, which is a felony conviction in Nebraska. She was also charged with not reporting a death and for false reporting. Both of those charges were subsequently dropped. You’re a liar.
— No Mask McGillicuddy (@JGuerinPhoto) July 22, 2023
Others, meanwhile, attacked Frum for downplaying and defending Burgess’ decision to abort her child at 30+ weeks.
“David Frum out here full-throatedly endorsing and defending the DIY chemical killing of a viable third-trimester child, followed by the burning of her remains, and illegal concealment of those human remains. Which, to be fair, is pretty on brand,” conservative commentator Mollie Hemingway tweeted.
See more reactions below:
This woman you’re defending did indeed chemically abort her baby at seven months gestation. She then burned and buried the remains
— GotThatBigDEnergy (@iobserverD) July 21, 2023
Dude… if you ever find yourself defending murdering and burning babies you should probably get off of Twitter. You’re making no sense right now
— Maximillian Van Hinderluken (@realMaxVanHin) July 21, 2023
Is this about the lady who was arrested for hiding Human remains?
You are defending this!?
You’re sick dude.
— Livright ✝️ (@LV4USA) July 21, 2023
That’s not why she’s going to jail for a few months. You’re actually defending burning and burying (several times) a baby’s body and lying to the police about it. You people on the left are into so much lying and evil.
— Alguien (@CityDwellr) July 21, 2023
So you support someone being able to murder a viable baby 30 weeks into the pregnancy and then burn the body to cover the evidence?
You should be clear about what you’re advocating for here.
— AG (@AGHamilton29) July 21, 2023
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