CNN Caught Falsely Claiming Texas Abortion Ban Led to Increased Infant Mortality, by Michael New Ph.D. 

6 Ideas and Favorite Resources for Dinner Table Catechesis, by Katie Warner 
July 24, 2023
Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: An Adulterous Generation Seeks for a Sign
July 24, 2023

By Michael New Ph.D., LifeNews, July 21, 2023

LifeNews Note: Michael J. New is an assistant professor at the Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America and is an associate scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute.


Washington, DCOn Thursday morning CNN published a story citing a large increase in the infant-mortality rate in Texas. Data obtained from the Texas Department of State Health Services via a public-records request showed that in 2022 the number of infant deaths in Texas purportedly increased by 11.5 percent. A number of other news outlets, including AxiosStraight Arrow News, and Truthout, were quick to cover this increase in infant deaths in the Lone Star State.

Unsurprisingly, the CNN reporter was quick to blame the Texas Heartbeat Act, which took effect in September 2021. She made no effort even to discuss other possible reasons for the increase. Alternative causes include increased levels of illegal immigration and disruptions to prenatal care caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. She discusses only the Texas Heartbeat Act …

Continue reading >>>>