MSNBC Host: Life Begins When Parents Say it Does, Not Based on Science

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 23, 2013   |   1:00PM   |   Washington, DC

MSNBC host Melissa Harris Perry drew negative reactions from people this past weekend when she wore tampon earrings during a broadcast, telling viewers they were made especially for her to wear to demonstrate her opposition to the ban on late-term abortions in Texas that Governor Rick Perry signed.

Now, Harris Perry is at it again — this time telling viewers that human life doesn’t begin at conception. Instead, it begins, the MSNBC host contends, when the parents think it begins — not when science says it does.

“When does life begin? I submit the answer depends an awful lot on the feeling of the parents. A powerful feeling – but not science,” Harris-Perry said on her show Sunday. “The problem is that many of our policymakers want to base sweeping laws on those feelings.”

That wasn’t the only outrageous thing Harris Perry said, according to a CNS News report:



Harris-Perry also said that women with unwanted pregnancies do not share the same experience as the Duchess of Cambridge, who gave birth Monday to an 8 pound, 6 ounce baby boy who is now third in line to the British throne.

“When a pregnancy is wanted . . . it is easy to think of the bump as a baby,” Harris-Perry said. “But not every pregnancy is a fairy tale.”

“An unwanted pregnancy can be biologically the same as a wanted one. But the experience can be entirely different,” she added.