Those who wage war on women rail against charges that because they that they seek to control women by not only curtailing access to abortion, but shaming those who, for whatever reason, seek to terminate a pregnancy. But it's just not those outside abortion clinics, many of them carrying Christian signs and accessories, screaming about how those entering the clinic are "killing their babies." Those on Fox's unapologetic "pro-life" afternoon show, The Five, are also engaging in the same kind of woman shaming. Earlier this week, the show's nice pro-life Christians advanced (again) the newest "pro-life" outrage in launching a full scaled attack on a controversial British model who contemplated terminating her pregnancy as a career move. While her comments have, understandably, gotten some traction, The Five has taken it national with a hefty dose of slut shaming.
Andrea Tantaros reported that a British woman "who wants to be famous" thinks she stands a better chance of securing a role in the British "Big Brother" show if she terminates her pregnancy which might be difficult as the reason for the abortion falls outside the NHS guidelines. Video was shown in which Josie Cunningham spoke about her situation. Tantaros noted that now that Big Brother has rejected Cunningham, she has cancelled the abortion. So end of story right? Not so fast!
Greg Gutfeld did some of his patented abortion shaming. After suggesting that Big Brother supported choice until the publicity over Cunningham's comments prompted them to reject her, he asked, "how many of these actresses on these reality shows have done exactly what she's done but haven't said so." When Dana Perino asserted that Cunningham has other career choices, Gutfeld added, "I don't think she has many career choices given her intelligence." Tantaros mentioned Cunningham's "boob job."
Bolling, a devout Catholic who attends daily Mass and lights candles for his friends, joined the hatefest: "Yes, honestly, I'm just completely disgusted with this human being. If she wants to be famous, she's going to be infamous. She's cold hearted. She's evil. She's pure evil. It's a human being she's talking about. She's aborting a human being over a few minutes of fame on a reality...honestly? Good-bye. Good-bye. I prefer not to even talk about her." Pushing the anti-choice "personhood" meme, Tantaros said that Cunningham was "playing a game with a human life."
Putting aside Cunningham's attempt to get publicity, if she or any woman wants to have an abortion, for any reason, what business is it of "The Five?" Oh right, it helps get out the basic, misogynistic "pro-life" propaganda that women, who seek abortions, are a bunch of slutty sluts who deserve to be shamed for their calumny. And there's no war on women....And Fox is "fair & balanced....