Bill O'Reilly is an aging, traditionalist, Catholic male who hates abortion and those women who access what is their constitutional right. His "pro-life" zealotry included relentless attacks on an abortion provider, Dr. George Tiller, which contributed to a climate of hate in which the doctor was murdered by a religiously motivated man whose anti-choice views squared nicely with those of O'Reilly. (BTW, O'Reilly has never apologized for his defamation of Tiller.) And now that the US Senate will be taking up legislation that would reverse a number of radical anti-choice state laws, Bill is not happy. Last night, in attacking senators who support this bill, he articulated the DNA present at conception argument of the radical, anti-choice "personhood" crowd and, of course, a core Catholic belief. But Bill knows what's best for your lady parts so it's all good.
At the beginning of last night's discussion on, as described on O'Reilly's background visual, "the abortion battle," O'Reilly (not a doctor) started off with a great, big, fat anti-choice talking point: "As we know, human DNA is present upon conception. That has caused some people to question whether abortion is the destruction of a human being." He noted that "the Supreme Court has rule otherwise in Roe V Wade which is the law of the land." He noted that some states, like Texas, are passing laws which make abortion "tougher to get." He described recent US Senate Democratic efforts to pass a law which overrides state anti-choice laws.
The anti-choice Kirsten Powers who, along with Bill, has attacked women who have late term abortions and who, along with Megyn Kelly, attacked TX legislator Wendy Davis, described the legislative effort as "an election year stunt." In following the prescribed Fox/anti-choice/GOP talking points, she added that this is an attempt to "get women ginned up" about the "so-called war on women." She described the proposed legislation as "destructive" and then told a GREAT BIG FAT ANTI-CHOICE LIE in speculating that the laws were "put in place to make clinics safer." (The "TRAP" laws, which impose unnecessary restrictions on abortion providers, are opposed by the medical community). She continued to advance anti-choice talking points by morphing what happened at the Gosnell clinic with safe, legal abortions and claiming that these laws were created in response to women who have died. (Of course, when we criminalize abortion, lots more women will die.)
O'Reilly LIED when he said that most of the laws involve waiting periods when, in reality, the newest batch of anti-choice laws is aimed at clinics and doctors. He O'Reilly proceeded to attack the two Democrats (Sen. Blumenthal, Baldwin) whose efforts to spearhead this new law which "disturbs" him. He reiterated his anti-choice talking point about DNA at conception "that's beyond any debate." He accused the senators and those who are pro-choice of not caring about the DNA and wanting lots of easy abortion "with no moral consideration attached to it." (Of course, his "morality" is not that of those with other religious faiths and those with no faith) He asked "who are these people to reject human DNA?" Powers responded that they dispute that the DNA "makes a human life. In condemning not just the Senators but all those who are pro-choice, he shouted that they "dispute this with no data whatsoever and that is disturbing." Bill blinded those are pro-choice with his "science" in claiming that these people "dispute" the DNA argument "with no data."
In speaking with the conservative, Catholic, anti-choice, single gal Monica Crowley, O'Reilly continued to attack the Democratic senators by asking if "there is something morally wrong" with their position which he spun as "wanting as many abortions as we can have." Crowley (who has been in a hopefully abstinent dating relationship for years) said that rather than "Women's Health Protection Act," she wants to see the "baby health protection act." She was appalled that Democrats are "heavily invested in" (she did air quotes) "protecting women and reproductive rights." She claimed that while Democrats want lots of tax payer funded abortions, the majority of people are "pro-life" and don't agree with what is being proposed by Senate Democrats. O'Reilly said that the "good news" is that it won't get through congress.
Only on Fox is protecting women and reproductive rights considered a big thing. But here's the thing - ladies, before you make an important decision regarding your body, just remember that Bill O'Reilly thinks you are just an immoral slut because, you know, DNA....
And what about the hospitals? How much human DNA winds up in medical waste every single day? Do we shut down hospitals to prevent the loss of DNA?
Or what about when a kid falls down and scrapes his knee on a sidewalk? Skin cells and blood also contain DNA, so do we ban the kids from using sidewalks (to keep them from possibly falling down on them) or do we just ban sidewalks?
And should we send used Kleenex and toilet paper to you, Bill? I mean, how much human DNA winds up on those items which wind up in the trash or the toilet after they’ve been used?
And, Bill, don’t even THINK of throwing out old furniture, like sofas, chairs or beds, because there’s who-knows-how-much DNA left buried in the fibers.
Bill, allow me to quote Alexander Pope: “A little learning is a dangerous thing.”