MSNBC has become so unhinged over state laws challenging Roe, they are actually trying to convince their audiences that the pro-life side is racist and founded on white supremacy, when it should be common knowledge that the largest abortion provider in the country was founded by a racist eugenicist white woman.
On American Voices With Alicia Menendez Sunday, the left-wing host invited her radically biased guests to stir up fear and panic over the possibility the Supreme Court would uphold Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban and that could lead to fetal “personhood” laws and the eroding of Roe v. Wade.
“Give us a sense of what shifting control of reproductive rights to states means for abortion care,” she asked her first guest, NYU Law professor and MSNBC regular Melissa Murray.
Murray was upset that Justice Clarence Thomas’s comments would lead to the protecting of the fetus as a person under the Constitution:
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In that oral argument on Wednesday, Justice Clarence Thomas seemed to be signaling some concerns that we ought to be treating the fetus as a person for purposes of constitutional law, and that signals that once this is returned to the states, we might see some more agitation for creating a personhood amendment that would recognize the fetus as a person for purposes of constitutional law. And once that happens, then it doesn’t matter what occurs on the state level. It doesn’t matter if California permits abortion. If the fetus is considered a person like the woman is considered a person for purposes of constitutional law, you can criminalize abortion outright.
Murray later complained that “this is a court that’s very much going to be out of step” with the majority of the country. But is that reality? Because it seems the majority of the country agrees with classifying the fetus as a person, considering there are 38 states that already have fetal homicide laws. There’s also the 2004 Unborn Victims of Violence Act which recognizes an unborn baby as a legal victim if hurt or killed in a violent crime against a pregnant woman.
But Menendez’s second guest, Black Lives Matter activist and MSNBC regular Brittany Packnett Cunningham really went off the deep end with her response.
After complaining that attacks on “abortion care” were attacks on “democracy,” (see transcript below,) she made the bizarre argument that the pro-life movement, the one advocating for saving black lives, was rooted in white supremacy.
Menendez teed her up to explain:
“And Brittany, let’s also declare about where this comes from. After Wednesday’s arguments, you tweeted, ‘the roots of the pro-life movement — and you have that in quotes — are about preserving segregation and building a white supremacist religious right.’ Tell me more,” she pleaded.
Her guest’s strange argument came from a 2014 Politico article, that claimed “segregationists” after Roe founded the pro-life movement as another way to discriminate against black people…25 years after Brown v. Board of Education and 15 years after the Civil Rights Act:
Essentially segregationists lost, and when they got together and had to figure out how to maintain their political power, they figured that they needed to find a new issue. And six years, six years after Roe became the law of the land, they decided that abortion rights would be the thing that they would go and attack. And they were able to build a new religious coalition that is largely white and that, again, was ceded from people who were focused on keeping the country, the South in particular as segregated as possible. So there’s no way to disentangle both of these priorities for a certain group of people.
If this were about pro-life principles, the GOP would be fans of robust sex education and access to contraceptives because those things actually reduce teenage pregnancy. They would be working to reduce maternal deaths and making sure that in particular, there were not a disproportionate amount of black maternal deaths and infant mortality. They would be making sure that we have paid family leave instead of being the party that continues to fight it. This has not and has never been about pro-life principles. This has always been about creating, maintaining, and coalescing power.
It’s also worth noting that the alarmingly deceptive and Orwellian “abortion care” phrase was uttered five times in this segment alone. It was repeated on MSNBC’s Velshi, PoliticsNation, and The Cross Connection, Saturday and Sunday as well.
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LifeNews Note: Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center where this originally appeared.