03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Fox News Anchor: "Low-Income Babies" Will Increase Without Federal Abortion Funding (VIDEO)

Fox News anchor Alisyn Camerota introduced a new and controversial line of reasoning in the dispute over federal funding for abortion this morning. While acting as the moderator for a debate about an amendment introduced by Sen Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) that would place strict limits on federal funds going to abortion, she asked conservative panelist Kate Obenshain the following question:

"If there is no federal money used to subsidize abortions for low-income women, doesn't that mean there will be more low-income babies, and do any of these amendments talk about the health care for them?"

Camerota's argument -- that federal funding for abortions should be provided as a cheaper alternative to the eventual cost of insuring an otherwise increasing number of "low-income" babies -- was seemingly made while playing devil's advocate for the Nelson amendment opposition.

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