MSNBC Host Wants Abortion Clinics Killing Babies to be as Widespread as Starbucks

National   |   Brad Wilmouth   |   Jul 26, 2021   |   1:38PM   |   Washington, DC

Filling in on Friday’s The ReidOut on MSNBC, host Tiffany Cross led a one-sided discussion to decry Mississippi’s effort to promote rights for unborn babies by trying to get the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Invoking the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale, Cross derided Justice Amy Coney Barrett this way: “There’s a real live handmaiden on the Supreme Court. It feels like we’re 10 minutes from living in Gilead.” The host fearmongered about an America without abortion clinics and hinted that it would be fine if abortion clinics were as widespread as Starbucks coffee shops.

Cross opened the segment by complaining that Republicans have been arguing that Americans have a right to not get vaccinated even while opposing legal abortion, and then gave a forum to two pro-abortion guests to defend the practice. After Planned Parenthood president Alexis McGill Johnson complained that women would have to go to more effort to reach an abortion provider if Roe v. Wade were overturned, Cross jumped in to paint a dire picture of an America that protects unborn babies:

Yeah, I mean, I’m just going to be a little more graphic so people understand, I mean, we’re going back to coat hangers and seedy hotels and women being killed by bootleg, you know, seedy doctors claiming to be able to help them. That is not what we want in a society that claims to care about women. Maria, I will tell you, the thing that really bothers me is this is not about the protection of fetus or children.

She further took a shot at Mississippi as she added:

Mississippi, according to U.S. News World and Report, they rank dead last in health care. In the economy, they rank 48th. They also rank 48th in infrastructure. This is from the same crowd — the Republican conservative crowd — who cheered on kids in cages, who said, “We don’t care about people showing up at the border — desperate mothers and children seeking refuge — how can we take them seriously when it comes comes to agency over our own bodies?

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After Johnson misleadingly claimed that Roe v. Wade is popular with the public, Cross made a crack about the conservative religious views of Justice Barrett:

When it comes to the Supreme Court, I’m terrified that the Supreme Court may actually overturn Roe v. Wade, I know this argument has been going on for a long time. There’s a real live handmaiden on the Supreme Court. It feels like we’re 10 minutes from living in Gilead. Do you think the Supreme Court will take up this case and potentially overturn a law that was so consequential in 1973?

She soon wrapped up the segment by theorizing that abortion clinics would be as commonplace as Starbucks if men also became pregnant: “I venture to say, if men could get pregnant, perhaps abortion clinics would be like Starbucks everywhere.”

This episode of The ReidOut was sponsored in part by Fubo TV. Their contact information is linked. Note: Brad Wilmouth is a news analyst for the Media Research Center and a graduate of the University of Virginia. This column originally appeared on the NewsBusters web site and is reprinted with permission.