Thursday, October 04, 2007

How dare Elisabeth Hasselbeck want fewer abortions

Apparently, not much has changed on The View. Elisabeth Hasselbeck says a possible benefit of Hillary Clinton's proposal to give people a $5,000 baby bond for college tuition (or to buy a home) is there would be fewer abortions and more people would have children.

Whoopi Golberg chimes in with her less-than-sage-wisdom telling Elisabeth to "back off" (back off of whom or what?) and abortion was made legal "because so many women were found bleeding, dead, with hangers in their bodies." I would love for Whoopi to do some actual research and try to document those "so many women" with "hangers in their bodies."

Notice how Elisabeth doesn't say here that she wants abortion to be illegal or that women having abortions are evil or anything like that. She just says she thinks that a policy of giving families a $5,000 baby bond might lower the number of abortions and she thinks that would be a good thing. How different is that from pro-choice politicians claiming they want to reduce the number of abortions by enacting various measures?

Maybe Whoopi was feeling a little defensive. She has claimed she gave herself an abortion with a coat hanger when she was 14.

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