Bill Maher Says Liberal Fears Over Abortion Ban Are B.S.


The entire worldview of the left is motivated by fear. Fear of Covid, fear of the climate, fear of Trump, and now fear of the Supreme Court and a national ban on abortion.

But even an honest liberal like Bill Maher knows their appeals to fear are horse manure. He said as much on his show and brought reality to the abortion debate.

FNC: “Real Time’ host Bill Maher kicked off his panel discussion about the abortion debate Friday by sharing the surprising things he learned following the leaked Supreme Court majority opinion draft on Roe v. Wade.”

“I learned things this week… that are pretty basic things that I did not know about abortion. Like in Europe, the modern countries of Europe are way more restrictive than we are or what they’re even proposing!” Maher said. “If you are pro-choice, you would like it a lot less in Germany, and Italy, and France, and Spain, and Switzerland. Did you know that? I didn’t know that.

“I learned most people who are pro-life are women. I did not know that. Most abortions are from… mothers, people who have a kid… And I thought this was interesting, most abortions now — even when you go to a clinic are done with the pill. The pill. And pills are easy to get in America,” Maher continued. “So, you know, for the people who say we’re going back to 1973, we’re not. That’s just factually inaccurate.”

Guest Michele Tafoya also had a say. “There’s got to be a point at which we say this is a human being capable of living outside the womb where maybe we don’t — we don’t do that,” Tafoya said. “I think that’s what you see a lot of in Europe and a lot of people are kind of settling around, ‘Okay, 15 weeks maybe.’”

And for those who say Roe is settled law? Maher retorts, “This whole bulls— argument about, ‘Well, it’s settled law.’ So was segregation. Plessy vs. Ferguson was ‘settled law’ in 1896 and thank God somebody said let’s unsettle it. So that’s a bulls— argument. It’s what you think,” Maher said. “If you like babies, then you’re pro-life and if you’re pro-women, you’re pro-choice.” He’s right. It’s not as simple as that.

The left is also promulgating ridiculous fears that the Supreme Court is on the way to outlawing interracial marriage. Maher responds, “But Clarence Thomas is — it’s an interracial marriage. I guess what I’m saying is I really feel like abortion is unique. It is because either — you just have this view that it’s murder. I could put the argument on a hat when people talk about a woman’s right. ‘Murder isn’t a right.’ If you think it’s murder — I don’t, again, crazy me… ” Well, we disagree. If the baby has a heartbeat it’s a life. And snuffing out a life is murder any way you slice it.


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