On Monday evening, MSNBC guest and University of California, Irvine President Michele Goodwin told Deadline: White House host Nicolle Wallace that “a woman is 14 times more likely to die by carrying a pregnancy to term than by having an abortion.” This obviously false claim was followed by the absurd suggestion that black babies are better off being killed in abortions than being allowed to live. As is par for the course, Wallace just nodded along and didn’t offer any pushback on the vile claims made by her guests.
Backing up her horrific anti-life claims that abortion is somehow safer than a woman giving birth, Goodwin offered “data” that was “posted online by the C.I.A” which apparently shows that the United States ranks “about 55th in the world in terms of maternal mortality.” So apparently according to Goodwin, that is reason enough to kill your unborn baby in an abortion.
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Attempting to prove her justification for abortion, Goodwin proclaimed “We know that in the state of Mississippi if you’re a black woman you’re 118 times more likely to die by carrying a pregnancy to term than by having an abortion. And as the Mississippi Department of Health shows if you’re a black woman, you account for 80 percent of cardiac deaths during pregnancy.”
“So we know that this is a deadly proposition across the country. We know that the U.S. is the most dangerous place in all of the industrialized world to be pregnant and we also know that it doesn’t get better when these happen to be children,” she cried.
Assuming for the sake of argument you take everything she said at face value, nothing she cited was a moral justification for killing an innocent life.
As our friends at LifeNews reported in September, Dr. Monique Chireau Wubbenhorst, a prominent OB-GYN debunked claims from abortion activists like Goodwin when she testified to a Congressional committee.
“It’s not true based on any science,” Wubbenhorst testified, according to LifeNews. “There are no studies that show that increasing rates of abortion decrease maternal mortality.”
“In fact, until recently in countries where abortion was criminalized and prohibited, I’m thinking particularly of Chile, Ireland and, I think, Cyprus had the lowest rates of maternal mortality in the world. For several years consecutively, Ireland had zero maternal mortality at a time when abortion was completely illegal,” Wubbenhorst added.
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LifeNews Note: Kevin Tober writes for Newsbusters, where this originally appeared.