A Telemundo news anchor referred to aborted babies as “product” on the morning show “Hoy Día,” Live Action reported.
In a segment covering the recent arguments heard by the Supreme Court regarding the Texas Heartbeat Act, news anchor Martin Berlanga was invited to “Hoy Día” to discuss the hearing.
The Heartbeat Act—which prevents abortion after a heartbeat is detected—was framed to be controversial and restrictive by his fellow anchors, who then invited Berlanga to speak (emphasis added):
NICOLE SUAREZ: All eyes are on the Supreme Court, which on Monday is going to review the controversial Texas abortion law.
NACHO LOZANO: We are two months away from its enforcement. The restrictive measure represents a challenge to women’s reproductive rights set out in the constitution. Martin Berlanga is with us at the main table and will explain what is at stake today.
MARTIN BERLANGA: There are many things at stake, especially the right to decide for your body, in the case of many women, but also the right of many others defending the right to life for that bab… eh, product.
Language like this has become common vernacular among abortion advocates, who commonly refer to unborn children as clumps of cells, blobs, and now, “products.”
Berlanga plowed past this slip of the tongue to question the future of similar pro-life bills:
“And what experts now question is,” he said, “if the law is blocked, whether others will give up on their attempts at similar laws; but for it to be blocked this time, one of the judges of the Supreme Court would have to change his position to the decision made a week ago.
“And, it is believed that the most vulnerable one to do so could be the conservative justice Brett Kavanaugh,” he opined, “who is more sensitive to public opinion, and to the image that the highest judicial power in the country is giving the population.”
The newfound support for justice Kavanaugh is a surprise, given his highly criticized entrance into the court.
The cases surrounding the Heartbeat Bill—Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson and United States v. Texas—are ongoing.