President Donald Trump has been outed for topping 10,000 total lies told since he took office in 2017. One of his biggest whoppers is the idea that doctors are allowed to take a baby after it is born and kill it.
Somehow the president seems to have mixed up the lies conservatives tell with a clip he heard from the Virginia governor talking about making a terminally ill baby as comfortable as possible until it succumbs to the illness.
In a recent speech, Trump described the fake news to his audience: “the baby is born, and you wrap the baby beautifully and you talk to the mother about the possible execution of the baby. Can’t do that.”
“There are countries where someone other than its leaders would go to jail for lying like that,” MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace said. “This isn’t one of them, at least for now. Those package of lies, that fiction, that smear, has behind it an entire West Wing staff that knew what he was going to say, saw what he said, and never came out afterward and cleaned up any of those brazen lies. Is this what we’re in for as the election heats up?”
The made-up story has been taken up by the right-wing to justify recent laws in Alabama and Georgia where lawmakers are working to use their laws to get the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. Today 70 percent of Americans support the landmark decision that the government couldn’t dictate medical decisions.
Christina Greer, Fordham University professor, explained that these efforts by Republicans continue to be draconian and their laws are aimed at taking away the rights of women.
“This is the job that Mike Pence was sent to do,” Greer explained. “He’s doing everything, making everyone fall in line and this is why it’s so important for people to understand who’s in their state legislature and recognize that not every woman is for women’s issues. The architect of this bill is a woman. When we are asking women to run we want to be clear, we want pro-choice women to run in some of these state house legislatures.”
Meanwhile, 25 white men made the decisions on the laws in Georgia, Alabama and Ohio, she explained.
Greer noted that these laws are more about being anti-choice than pro-life.
“We’re not having sex education in schools, we’re pulling back on [providing] contraception. We’re not providing any sort of education. And then you’re taking away the opportunity for a woman to make a choice,” Greer said. “It’s a push back on this pro-life, pro-choice dichotomy. Because it’s pro-choice or anti-choice. We’re talking about whether the government is going to allow a woman to make a decision for the rest of her life. You’re saying a woman cannot make her own decision but I’m going to make you have a child with no health care, failing public schools, no safety net, decreasing jobs.”
She said that Republicans are leading Americans by the wayside, then requiring their lives be harder.
“However, I’m going to make you have a child and then I’m done with it,” Greer said. She said that according to Republicans, the heartbeat starts at the moment of inception. “So, does that mean tongue in cheek someone wrote about it, does that mean I can collect child support from someone at six weeks? Does that mean I can register this person to vote? If you want to make it this draconian let’s walk it down the road together. That’s not what Republicans want. They want to control women’s body and use other women to help draft legislation to do that.”
Watch the full discussion below: