Simply hours after Republicans had been sharing a memo warning them to lie extra about abortion and clarify abortion extra to girls – as a result of the issue is that girls simply don’t perceive, you see? and they need to do that by saying mentioning 9 month abortions and claiming that Democrats help this and have legal guidelines to drive taxpayers to fund abortions – Republican former Governor Chris Christie tried these speaking factors out on Morning Joe and it didn’t go properly.
Mika Brzezinski calls out Chris Christie’s abortion lies on #MorningJoe “there are usually not girls within the state of New Jersey trouncing into physician’s workplaces asking for abortions within the ninth month. It doesn’t occur.” pic.twitter.com/mUtaM0Y3tz
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) November 9, 2023
Mika: Now the problem that you just talked about final evening was abortion. You and I disagree on this subject, however the one factor you retain saying is you retain speaking about abortion within the ninth month, which is allowed in your state. And final time I requested you to love convey me the case the place a girl walked into a health care provider’s workplace within the ninth month and mentioned, I’ve determined that don’t need to have a child.
Please take this out. It doesn’t occur lower than 1 % of abortions are carried out after 21 weeks and if there’s a state of affairs like that, it’s as a result of there’s a large emergency. So I simply consider all of the candidates, you’ve been essentially the most sincere about Trump and election integrity. However on this one respect, I’ve to name you out since you’re not being sincere on the problem.
We are able to debate abortion, however there isn’t abortion within the ninth month.
Christie: Mika, you’re the one who’s not. being sincere. I didn’t say there was abortion within the ninth month. What I mentioned was that the regulation in New Jersey and New York and Illinois and California permits it. And you’ll’t deny that that’s the reality as a result of it’s.
And so, and so look,
Mika: it doesn’t, occur Chris.
Christie: Don’t name, anyone a liar. Don’t trigger.
Mika: I’m not calling you a liar.
Christie: By the way in which. Nor, no, no, no, Mika, nor did I say that it did. Let’s have an sincere dialogue concerning the subject. Nicely, properly, let’s have an sincere dialogue about what the regulation permits it in these states? Nicely, that’s all I mentioned, so I don’t perceive what your drawback is with that. Ultimately, if that’s what the regulation permits, that’s what the individuals who handed these legal guidelines mentioned is okay, is legally permissible.
Mika: As a result of, Chris, you’re portray an image concerning the subject of abortion that isn’t sincere. And this can be a well being subject for ladies. And there are girls who’re in excessive conditions who want healthcare and they need to get it. We are able to debate that. However there are usually not girls within the state of New Jersey trouncing into physician’s workplaces asking for abortions within the ninth month. It doesn’t occur.
Christie obtained indignant at being questioned over a place that may be a lie. He’s claiming that he can’t be referred to as out for misrepresenting abortions as a result of he’s simply stating a regulation on the books. He took the tone of explaining to Mika how abortion works.
It’s fascinating to observe how offended a person attempting to regulate girls’s private medical points turns into when he’s questioned, and the way outraged he’s to the purpose of accusing the lady host of calling him a liar when he accused her of being dishonest as properly.
What precisely do these males suppose they’re saying about girls? Do girls not have emotions? Do they not deserve the identical respect Christie is demanding? Why is it simply accepted that males can smear girls as an entirety on nationwide TV utilizing the drive of their positions and energy in addition, however when a girl pushes again with the info she’s the issue for daring to name him out.
Christie is demanding that he not be questioned. So, why is he questioning girls?
The underside line is it’s not an excellent search for a person to be yell-explaining abortion to a girl on TV. It’s additionally not an excellent search for a person to be suggesting that girls may simply need an abortion at 9 months for no medical cause in any respect and it takes males like him to regulate girls from these impulses.
In actuality, there are usually not “9 month abortions.” And sure, that’s precisely what he’s suggesting, though he refused to be accountable for it (and perhaps we should always talk about a scarcity of accountability on males’s components and the way that’s 100% of the time accountable for undesirable pregnancies).
You received’t be shocked to study that Republicans already tried this actual propaganda throughout Difficulty One, and misplaced in a crimson state. They obtained fact-checked for it then, too:
“Late-term abortions” don’t exist within the medical subject, in response to the American School of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.”
It’s additionally none of Chris Christie’s enterprise why or if a health care provider may suppose a girl or woman requires a medical intervention at any level throughout a being pregnant. “Merely being pregnant poses important short-term and long-term dangers to well being, significantly within the US,” Harvard Well being wrote. “We have now the very best charge of significant pregnancy-related issues amongst developed nations, leading to about 700 deaths a 12 months nationally… Black girls are thrice as more likely to die as white girls from pregnancy-related issues.”
Why aren’t Republicans exerting even a minute of legislative power on the truth that 700 girls and women die a 12 months within the US giving start? I assume these lives don’t matter. Perhaps they need to be specializing in easy methods to make being pregnant safer right here.
Oh, however wait. They’re really making it extra harmful by ensuring abusers can have weapons. Being pregnant is essentially the most harmful time for a girl in an abusive relationship. Need to guess what the main explanation for loss of life is for ladies who’re pregnant within the U.S.?
And crickets from these “very involved about life” males.
Moreover, the Hyde Modification already exists, and it dictates that taxpayer cash can’t fund abortion, which is definitely actually problematic. Since Republicans preserve mendacity suggesting that it doesn’t exist, it’s time to have a dialog about how girls who can’t afford abortions shouldn’t be put into that place. An abortion is a medical process and it must be coated.
Whereas working for president in 2020, President Joe Biden made the argument that the Hyde Modification ought to finish. After all, that is as much as Congress and Speaker Johnson, who requires his son to be his porn accountability companion and has pushed abortion bans, shouldn’t be more likely to ever think about serving to girls.
We’ve already had a “dialog” about abortion. It resulted within the Nice Compromise of Roe. Republicans overturned the compromise, they usually didn’t do this as a result of they need to be affordable.
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