MSNMBC host Melissa Harris-Perry is no stranger to saying some of the most ridiculous and bizarre things when it comes to abortion.
In 2013, Harris-Perry made a comment that will made people wonder whether she has any grasp on the science behind fetal development. Harris-Perry talked about how much it costs “to have this thing turn into a human” when referring to an unborn baby.
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.
Then, last year, she told 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.
Now, she is at it again — this time comparing abortion to getting treatment for cancer.
“But I want to ask one final question though: Are you at all distressed in the ways that I am about the idea that there is a separate interest between an individual and something that is happening in her body that cannot at that moment exist outside of her body?” Harris-Perry asked. “So, the idea, for example, that I would need a court’s permission for cancer treatment or the court’s permission for surgery that would remove my hand. If it’s my body, I can’t understand why the state would have to give me permission.”
Harris-Perry was addressing Julian McPhillips, a civil rights attorney and former Democratic Senate candidate, who represents the rights of the unborn as a a guardian ad litem in Alabama court because of a state law (HB 494) that allows juveniles who don’t have parental permission to petition the court for an abortion.