On Saturday afternoon, MSNBC weekend host Alex Witt displayed the liberal new network’s pro-abortion activism by gushing over teenage abortion rights advocate Paxton Smith, who gave a valedictory speech a few months ago that was hyped by the left.
Witt even had Smith — now at University of Texas student — on her show to complain about the new Texas heartbeat law, allowing her to charge that the state’s Republican governor, Greg Abbott, will have “blood on his hands” because of it. The MSNBC host began the segment by playing a clip of Smith’s speech claiming that there is a “war” on women’s rights, and, after bringing her on board, noted that she has continued to be an activist and plugged her book on the subject.
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Like a fangirl, Witt oozed with enthusiasm: “I’m very excited to welcome Paxton Smith to the show right now. I’m also going to say I’m sure that the University of Texas at Austin is very excited to have you as a student there. You’re going to do a lot — I’m sure you’re going to bring a lot to that campus.”
In her follow-ups, the MSNBC host asked what message Smith would have for Governor Abbott, leading her to declare:
He has either chosen to ignore or does not know that thousands of people ended up in emergency rooms before Roe v. Wade. They died before Roe v. Wade — they suffered lifelong injuries before Roe v. Wade — and he has either chosen to ignore or does not know that his actions have led to bringing that back to reality. And I hope that he is comfortable with the blood that is going to be on his hands.
After Smith accused Governor Abbott of violating the Constitution, and pledged that she would continue to be an activist, Witt wrapped up the segment by again by lavishing praise on her liberal guest: “Can I just suggest you should be on the debate team? You’re a wonderful speaker. So you are very welcome. And I’m grateful for young people like you in the next generation that are picking up these banners and very valiantly carrying them.”
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LifeNews.com 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.