Fox News host Bill O’Reilly accused Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on Friday of providing cover for women wanting abortions for frivolous reasons.
“If you are going to say that the two Democrats running for president both favor pretty much abortion at any time, for any reason, and they hide behind the women’s health issue,” O’Reilly told contributor Kirsten Powers. “But that could be a migraine headache, you know — ‘OK, I don’t want to have the kid, my boyfriend left me, my husband left me, whatever it may be, I got a migraine, kid is going to be born next week.'”
“I don’t think that many people get abortions because they have a migraine headache,” Powers responded.
“OK, it doesn’t matter,” the host said. “It’s theoretical. When you have two candidates saying they don’t want any limitations in the law place. They don’t want any.”
O’Reilly then alluded to George Tiller, the Kansas abortion provider he regularly called “Tiller the baby killer” before Tiller was shot and killed. O’Reilly later defended his attacks on Tiller as “accurate reporting.”
Tiller’s services, O’Reilly said on Friday, were “so far from what the American people want.”
Watch the discussion, as posted on Friday by Media Matters, below.
Republican ex-lawmaker with coronavirus scolds Wisconsin GOP for forcing voters to risk their health
On CNN Tuesday, former Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA), who is himself dealing with a bout of COVID-19, chastised the Wisconsin GOP for doing everything in their power to block the state elections from being moved — and forcing many voters to stand in line and risk exposure to the virus to cast their ballot.
"I have to tell you, here in Pennsylvania we have a Democratic governor and Republican legislature," Dent told host Don Lemon. "They postponed the election here from April 28 until June 2. Without any controversy. Everybody agreed it was the right thing to do and they moved on. I'm surprised Wisconsin took this risk, knowing they don't have to."
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by Jessica Corbett
As footage of Wisconsin's crowded polling stations flooded the internet Tuesday, public health officials and civil rights advocates condemned the state's Supreme Court and Republican legislative leaders for allowing in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic and thwarting Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' last-minute efforts to address voter safety concerns.