White House counselor Kellyanne Conway took to Fox News on Monday afternoon to falsely accuse Gov. Ralph Northam of supporting “infanticide,” and repeated the lie during a gaggle with reporters a short time later.
When Conway is not busy pushing lies about late-term abortions on Fox News, she apparently likes to joke about performing abortions “with a gun” the next time she hears something she doesn’t like from “those gender studies people.”
During a July 13, 2007 speech to the College Republican National Committee, “pro-life” Conway spoke about the focus of “gender studies feminists” on the issue of abortion, “as if it’s a number one issue with normal women.”
That’s when she made the disturbing remark.
“I always love to say to those gender studies people,” Conway said, “if you say ‘abortion’ or ‘stem cells’ or ‘guns’ one more time, I’m going to perform one of those on you because, with a gun, because you, by implication, are suggesting that women can’t do the math.”
The premise of Conway’s “joke” appears to be that women who prioritize reproductive health should be shot through the uterus at an unspecified angle, terminating the pregnancy, and presumably not leaving the woman in great shape, either. Neither result seems very conducive to “life.”
Governor Northam, on the other hand, described a scenario in which a distressed infant is delivered, resuscitated, and then decisions about the child’s medical care were left to the parents and the doctor. He was not describing an abortion or “infanticide.”
You can watch the original C-Span clip, below:
Whoah. Here’s that time Kellyanne Conway threatened to perform an abortion on feminists “with a gun.” pic.twitter.com/LW55iKGI7Q
— Tommy MMXIXtopher (@tommyxtopher) July 3, 2018