MSNBC: Pro-Life Americans Hate Women and “Believe the Earth is Flat”

National   |   Alex Christy   |   Aug 8, 2022   |   11:39AM   |   Washington, DC

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi took his Saturday show on the road to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to cover that state’s new pro-life law in the new post-Roe era. As part of the show, Velshi moderated an absurd panel of abortion providers and activists where the pro-lifers were summarized as a bunch miscarriage criminalizing, flat Earth, racist, transphobic, ableist birth control banners.

On the subject of miscarriages, Velshi wondered “you’re worried that women who might be having miscarriage are worried that they are going to fall into this legal system somehow. How does that play out?”

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If Velshi was fear mongering, co-director of the cumbersomely named People Organizing For Women’s Empowerment and Rights flat out lied, “I fully see the Alabama legislature and other state legislatures going towards the criminalization of miscarriage in general. Because if you can’t prove that you didn’t take mifepristone or misoprostol, the abortion drugs, then how, I mean, there’s no way for them to prove your innocence because there’s no test that can tell anyone if you took it or not, so every miscarriage is going to be investigated.”

The new Alabama law that Velshi and the panel were there to condemn explicitly says that to “remove a dead unborn child” is not an abortion.

Later in the segment, director of patient care and programs at West Alabama Women’s Center, Dr. Leah Torres lamented, “Every time that I hear “abortion ban,” I hear a ban on your bodily sovereignty.”

After comparing abortions to C-sections in that regard, Torres proclaimed, “abortion is health care, you can believe the Earth is flat, does not make it so. And so what we see now is on a government level, state by state, also the Supreme Court has decided that access to health care is not important and that the maternal mortality rate on the rise is fine. It’s not fine.”

Picking up on that point, Jenice Fountain, who was described as Yellowhammer Fund’s family justice organizer added, “they know who’s going to be most affected and they’re unconcerned.”

Those people are, “black and brown people, queer and trans folks, disabled folks, they’re like, they want to widen that–that– gap between the haves and have-nots.”

After Alabama Women’s Center owner Dalton Johnson claimed the real goal is for a nationwide ban, WAWC operations director Robin Marty declared without any evidence that birth control was next, “We don’t believe birth control is going to be accessible or available or legal in Alabama for too much longer because there’s too much control right now because there’s too much control in the legislature to overturn it.”

Alternatively, pro-lifers believe what they say they do and there’s no hidden agenda there.

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LifeNews Note: Alex Christy writes for Newsbusters, where this originally appeared.