On Dec. 1, NBC News Washington correspondent Yamiche Alcindor was honored with the inaugural “Duquesne University Award for Ethics and Integrity in Journalism” by the nation’s only Catholic Spiritan university. In D.C., Duquesne President Ken Gormley gave Alcindor the honor.
Gormley stated that Alcindor was selected because she embodied the Congregation of the Holy Spirit’s mission to ensure “all voices are heard.” However, the honoree has spent much of her career ignoring voices that support the unborn.
Alcindor claimed that many women she heard from in various states before this year’s midterm election, including conservative ones, were “uncomfortable” with the ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that overturned Roe v. Wade.
According to her own broadcast network, Alcindor’s memory is unlikely. On Election Day, NBC News conducted exit polls that found 87% of Republican women were pleased with Roe’s overturn.
In addition to her earlier comments, she suggested women in battleground states Florida, Michigan, and Ohio were passionate about abortion as a “human right.”
In the days leading up to the Supreme Court decision, Alcindor was all about scare tactics. During an MSNBC appearance in May, she expressed her concern that Roe’s downfall would force women to carry pregnancies that they “cannot afford to terminate” and that “will then turn into children.”
Yamiche Alcindor is worried that "women who are poor, women of color…will be forced to have pregnancies that they cannot afford to terminate, and pregnancies that will then turn into children." pic.twitter.com/oqhd1vD11y
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While Alcindor openly admitted her own biases on cable news, Alcindor explained in her acceptance speech that her local journalism roots taught her not to “just go on TV and say whatever I want” because she did not wish to become someone who “tells you what I think.”
Gormley commended the journalist’s supposed dedication to “balanced, ethical reporting.”
At the awards ceremony, Alcindor stressed the need to advocate for “vulnerable populations” because everyone is “created equally.” But she didn’t say whether babies in the womb deserve any legal protection.
Honoring Alcindor wasn’t Duquesne’s only questionable abortion decision this year.
Despite the University of Pittsburgh’s horrific fetal tissue experiments involving babies from elective abortions, Gormley penned a letter in April supporting the university’s state funding. Gormley wrote the letter with Leslie Davis, who manages the hospital that provides Pitt with fetal organs and performs abortion procedures.