The recent abortion law passed in Alabama has turned the spotlight back on America’s trickiest political debate. With strong opinions on both the conservative and liberal sides, the issue is one that has to be treated with nuance.
Fox News and especially host, Tucker Carlson, aren’t typically known for treating sensitive subjects with nuance. During last nights show, Carlson claimed that it is honorable and necessary for women, under any circumstance, to give birth,
The host told his audience:
“So, this is the modern Democratic orthodoxy.If you love women, you will encourage them to kill their own offspring. If you acknowledge that children are sacred, that being a parent is honorable and necessary, and maybe even more meaningful than a trip to Ibiza this summer, then you, sir, are an oppressor. You hate women. In case you haven’t noticed, it’s almost a perfect inversion of common sense and of nature itself. It’s grotesque.”
Tucker Carlson says it's "honorable and necessary" to force women to give birth after being impregnated by their rapists pic.twitter.com/7SOazQv5Ck
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) May 16, 2019
Carlson is taking the position, with his Ibiza comment, that women who have an abortion do so flippantly. The main issue opponents of the Alabama law have is that it makes no exceptions for victims of rape or incest.
Republican lawmakers in Alabama have used the bill’s language to compare abortion to the Holocaust. References to concentration camps as well as murders by Stalin and the Khmer Rouge are in each piece of legislation.
Jake Hymen, from the Anti-Defamation League, responded, “It belittles the memory of the six million Jews and millions of others who were murdered at the hands of the Nazis and misappropriates a profoundly tragic historical event for political purposes.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.