Those who are in favor of abortion often do a poor job of making their case, often resorting to personal attacks.
The attacks on Americans for being pro-life are getting desperate.
A guest on Al Sharpton’s show “Politics Nation” on MSNBC says that pro-lifers are the same as suicide bombers.
That’s right, she believes that if you want babies to live, you are just like a suicide bomber.
Civil rights attorney Jill Colleen Jefferson first strangely compared abortion to the Second Amendment, falsely claiming that neither is expressly written in the Constitution:
“I find it really interesting that part of this argument is an argument about, you know, ‘the right to an abortion is not explicitly listed in the Constitution.’ But you know what? Neither is the right to bear arms.”
She continued by comparing pro-lifers to suicide bombers:
“What it reminds me of, quite honestly, is a suicide bomber — someone who feels like they have the right and the moral duty to mess up somebody else’s life for the greater good.”
All I can say is that mental illness needs to be taken more seriously, and treated, rather than paraded around on MSNBC as a guest.
Our friends at the Daily Wire have more on Jill Colleen Jefferson's assessment that pro-lifers are like suicide bombers:
The mindset of pro-life advocates, who prayerfully offer compassion and assistance to women outside abortion facilities, is indistinguishable from the ideology of “a suicide bomber,” a guest told MSNBC recently.
Both sidewalk counselors and militant jihadists think they have “the moral duty to mess up somebody else’s life,” she said on the network’s “Politics Nation.”
The guest, civil rights attorney Jill Colleen Jefferson, began the segment by saying she opposed lynching and the taking of innocent black lives. Host Al Sharpton then turned the topic to abortion.
“As we talk about civil and human rights in Mississippi, I want to mention the Supreme Court is set to hear arguments about a currently blocked state law that would ban all abortions after 15 weeks,” he said. “The heavily poor, young, and black women stand to lose access to the only abortion clinic in the state,” he said. “Sounds as much about civil rights as abortion rights to me.”
Yes, this is a matter of civil rights. Having the right to an abortion is a constitutional right; it’s grounded in the right to privacy that is within the Constitution. And I find it really interesting that part of this argument is an argument about, you know, “the right to an abortion is not explicitly listed in the Constitution.” But you know what? Neither is the right to bear arms. The way that we interpret that law is the interpretation of a constitutional provision, the Second Amendment .. yet we’re not applying that same logic to the situation.
What it reminds me of, quite honestly, is a suicide bomber — someone who feels like they have the right and the moral duty to mess up somebody else’s life for the greater good.
Members of the pro-life movement called the comparison outrageous.
“To compare pro-lifers, who compassionately work to save the lives of the unborn and their mothers, to maniacal suicide bombers who intentionally kill everyone around them shows she has no honest or thoughtful grasp on human rights,” Ryan Bomberger, the co-founder and chief creative officer of The Radiance Foundation, told The Daily Wire.
“You can’t fight the inhumanity of lynching while embracing the inhumanity of abortion. Sadly, this is exactly what civil rights attorney Jill Collen Jefferson does,” Bomberger said.
To make matters worse, Jefferson “made those ignorant comments on the anniversary of Emmet Till’s lynching — an evil act carried out by those who had zero regard for his life because of his color,” he said.
“In 2018-2019, there were more black lives” taken “by the (racist/eugenic) violence of abortion than were killed nationwide in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by the violence of lynching,” Bomberger claimed.
Fox News has more on this disgusting display from MSNBC:
Sharpton did not push back on her analogy, conservative watchdog NewsBusters noted, calling it another example of the left-leaning network's "vitriol" against abortion opponents. Jefferson made the comparison two days after the suicide bombing in Afghanistan that killed dozens, including 13 U.S. service members.
Pro-lifers have often been the target of liberal media pundits, especially as it pertains to the Supreme Court's decision to hear the Mississippi case. On "Cuomo Prime Time" in May, CNN host Chris Cuomo reacted to the news by blasting the pro-life movement as catering to the "far-right, white-fright vote."
"It's not about science or consensus," Cuomo said. "It's about dividing lines, legislating to the far-right, white-fright vote, flooding the zone with 536 bills that abridge a woman's right to control her own body, in 46 states. It's just like voting rights in one way."
The Supreme Court is expected to hear Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization next term, with a decision expected next year.
MSNBC has made a habit out of these dangerous false comparisons.