Hey ladies, if you're pregnant and after 20 weeks you find out that continuing the pregnancy would result in serious damage to your health or the birth of a severely medically damaged fetus that will only live for hours, Bill O'Reilly says you should STFU and suck it up because, otherwise, you're a callous baby killer. And if you did have a late term abortion for one of many serious reasons, don't tell Bill because he'll say that you're a lying slutty slut who is just trying to cover up for having a late term abortion because you wanted to get a pedicure. O'Reilly has been claiming that you nasty bitches will use any excuse to get a late term abortion, a claim that he articulated again on last night's Factor where he was validated by Fox's anti-choice "democrat" Kirsten Powers who continued her patented gaslighting about the Texas abortion law which will effectively ban abortion for many poor, rural women in Texas. We know that Bill O'Reilly hates women - but Kirsten Powers, too?
During his jihad against the murdered abortion provider, Dr. George Tiller, O'Reilly claimed that women obtained late term abortions, from Tiller, "for any reason" despite the fact that Tiller was acting fully within the Kansas law. This year, during a rant about abortion legislation in NY, O'Reilly repeated his bogus claim about Tiller, on TV and in his column. He also accused pro-choice women of being selfish and claimed that late term abortion, for any reason, is being pushed by pro-choice forces of darkness. In asserting that fetuses need protection from silly, stupid women, O'Reilly told Megyn Kelly that if the NY bill passed, women will be getting late term abortions for a "sprained thumb."
In February, in order to put a female face to his anti-choice misogyny, Bill brought in two, loyal, anti-choice women to validate his position on the "barbarity" of late term abortions. On last night's Factor, Powers and GOP pundit Kate Obenshain were back for more hectoring about the evils of late term abortion which women, according to O'Reilly, will get for any reason including a - wait for it - "sprained thumb."
O'Reilly reported that the TX bill will ban all abortions except if the mother's life is in "immediate danger" which means the point where the woman might die, even with the abortion. (See "Savita") After some discussion about a Texas protester, he segued into the "20 week threshold" by claiming that most countries have it. Fact Check - while many countries have this or a lower limit, they also have a variety of exceptions. He added "in some states, you can kill the baby, or fetus, or however you want to describe it any time you want for any reason, women's health that's any reason at all." He made the bogus anti-choice, anti-science argument that babies feel pain at 20 weeks. He asked about the "mentality" of those, like Wendy Davis, who don't understand this and should be "challenged" about their views.
Obenshain pushed standard anti-choice rhetoric about how this is law in 12 states without mentioning that a 20 week ban was deemed unconstitutional in three states. She validated the fetal pain argument and pushed the pro-life agitprop about "safety standards" that "protect women's health."
Powers asserted that abortions should be banned way before 20 weeks and claimed that "most Americans would support the Texas bill." After briefly mentioning the new clinic restrictions, she opined that abortion should be banned at 12 weeks because that's "plenty of time to get an abortion." Kirsten is not a medical professional because if she were, she would know that serious problems can arise after 12 weeks which is the point when some women find out that they are pregnant. She's not a religious scholar either because her assertion, that after 12 weeks, "pretty much everybody can agree that this is a human being," isn't the standard belief in Judaism.
When O'Reilly made the bogus claim that late term abortions can be done "for any reason," Powers repeated "for any reason," O'Reilly's tone was mocking as he said "look, I sprained my hand." Powers did her gaslighting when she said "the current status quo in Texas that these people are fighting for, who are fighting the bill, is to be able to abort your baby up until the third trimester" which isn't the case AT ALL as the bill includes other onerous restrictions which will impact on abortion availability for poor and rural women - something not discussed.
Obenshain worked in more anti-choice agitprop about how the evil Planned Parenthood is "stoking" the opposition to the bill. After Powers sort of defended Planned Parenthood, Obenshain lied about how Planned Parenthood supports withholding care from babies "born alive."
Once again, in focusing on the 20 week thing, Fox News "gaslights" the Texas abortion bill in order to avoid discussion of the real issue which is "women's health" which O'Reilly, Powers, and Obenshain scoff at. Powers and Obenshain should take heed of Madeleine Albright's quote: "There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women." Nuff said!
This relic really really needs to go away,far away.