It’s an oft repeated phrase, “Even a broken clock is right twice a day.”

That maxim recently held true when leftist media outlet The New York Times admitted that life begins at conception.

An article written by The Times’ congressional correspondent Jonathan Weisman examined the proposed $3.5 trillion spending bill that is making its way through Congress.

In particular, Weisman focused on the bill’s proposed increased spending for social programs, like paid family leave, expanded childcare, universal prekindergarten, expanded child tax credits and work force training.

The article begins: “The $3.5 trillion social policy bill that lawmakers begin drafting this week would touch virtually every American, at every point in life, from conception to old age” (emphasis added).

The article defines “life” as “from conception to old age.”


The article goes on to note that congressional committees, which are meeting this week to discuss the plan, “will be undertaking the most significant expansion of the nation’s safety net since the war on poverty in the 1960s, devising legislation that would touch virtually every American’s life, from conception to aged infirmity” (emphasis added).

There it is again.

The Times equates “life” as being “from conception to aged infirmity.”

Later in the article, The Times says, “To grasp the intended measure’s scope, consider a life, from conception to death” (emphasis added).

Three times in one article, The Times says life begins at conception.

That must be a new record.

Now, this is made all the more interesting by the fact that the outlet likes to claim that pro-life supporters are hypocrites since they, allegedly, only support protections for preborn life, but don’t support expanded social programs.

In a 2019 article, The Times wrote, “Many pro-choice pundits make the argument that abortion opponents are hypocrites for their lack of concern about maternal health and early-childhood programs, and they are.”

However, this argument works both ways. Pro-abortion supporters are fine with ending life in the womb, but then claim to care about women and children as soon as the child is born.

Kaylee McGee White makes this exact point in her commentary in The Washington Examiner.

“[Abortion advocates] push policies they claim will help create strong families while supporting a practice that destroys millions of families every year. They claim to support a human-centered platform but oppose laws that would ensure human beings in the womb have the right to live,” she writes.

“I don’t claim to speak for all pro-lifers, but I know I would gladly support just about any leftist spending initiative — free college tuition, free childcare, you name it — if it meant banning abortions nationwide. Name your price, and I will say yes because life in all of its stages, from conception to old age, is that important.”

I think White accurately expressed the opinion of many pro-life supporters who would gladly trade just about anything to protect preborn babies.

After all, as The New York Times claims, life begins at conception.

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