Fox's Megyn Kelly recently tried to prove that "pro-life" rhetoric pertaining to Planned Parenthood is neither inflammatory nor extreme and it's really the liberals who are the haters. Fox's anti-choice zealot Andrea Tantaros proves otherwise.
After last Friday's shooting, at a Colorado Planned Parenthood, those who dedicate their lives to denouncing Planned Parenthood twisted themselves in knots in an effort to absolve their incendiary rhetoric from any culpability for the shooting. Megyn Kelly and hate group head Tony Perkins whined about how liberals are accusing the anti-choice right of hate rhetoric. Kelly agreed with Carly Fiorina's claim that the left, in "demonizing" those who are "pro-life," are the real purveyors of hate rhetoric.
But one of the real purveyors of "pro-life" rhetoric is Fox's resident mean girl and devout Christian Andrea Tantaros. Tantaros has a history of not-so-nice invective against Planned Parenthood - invective which earned her an invite to the New Jersey Right to Life annual banquet where she was featured as a guest speaker, along with discredited sting videographer and convicted James O'Keefe.
Tantaros has certainly earned her "pro-life" creds. Despite the FACT that Planned Parenthood is a full service reproductive health care facility, Tantaros has described it as an "abortion group." She has pushed the LIE that Planned Parenthood pushes sex selection abortions. She said that it's a "crock," that women will suffer if Planned Parenthood is defunded. When a Fox guest uttered the words Planned Parenthood, Tantaros said "ick."
On Monday, Tantaros continued her parroting of "pro-life" hate lies and propaganda during a discussion about how, after the recent Planned Parenthood shooting, liberals are "indicting an entire religion" (Christianity, of course) - an ironic statement given Fox's indictment of Islam. In a textbook example of Fox's double standard, the hosts, while claiming that the "pro-life" movement was being unfairly treated, vilified Planned Parenthood. Rachel Campos Duffy, the prolific (7 kids) wife of GOP Congressman Sean Duffy, claimed that the attacks on the "pro-life" movement are just a way to derail future hearings on Planned Parenthood. (Her prior claim, that 90% of women seeking abortion change their minds after seeing a sonogram, has been rated as totally bogus.)
Never wasting an opportunity to burnish her anti-choice creds, Andrea Tantaros stated, as fact, that "the left" is using the shooting to stop discussion of “the illegal harvesting of baby parts on the off chance that some lunatic out there might hear that rhetoric and decide to go shoot up a clinic.” (Note how Fox News, even after the CO shooting is still using the inflammatory "pro-life" lie that Planned Parenthood is illegally "harvesting" parts of "babies.") Of course, in the real world, it's the rhetoric on Fox (think Bill O'Reilly's jihad against Dr. Tiller) that contributed to a climate of hate in which an abortion doctor was assassinated.
As Newshounds Ellen reported, Tantaros kept the hate rhetoric alive during today's Outnumbered during which she compared Planned Parenthood to ISIS. Her use of the phrase "body counts" is the "pro-life" dog whistle for their belief that Planned Parenthood "kills babies."
Inflammatory rhetoric in service of an extremist agenda - you betcha! But wait, isn't Fox News "fair & balanced."
To some skeptical folks, that would suggest that she’s probably utilized the services of an abortion provider at some point. Maybe she needs to come clean and tell everyone about her abortions.
You know, it’s a common thought among LGBT folks and their allies that the people who protest the loudest about LGBT rights are probably deep-closet cases themselves. Couldn’t you apply that thought to women who protest the availability of abortions the loudest as having had their own abortions at some point in their lives? (The fun thing, of course, is that even if she denies having had an abortion, there’s no way that she can actually prove it without opening up her medical records—and you know she’s not going to do that.)