Never one to try and calm things down, much less speak thoughtfully and reasonably about issues rather than firing from the hip with the sort of take you’d expect from a typical Millenial leftist, AOC again proved her vapidity during a segment with NBC’s Chuck Todd.
Chuck Todd, bringing up the recent Dobbs decision and the resulting pronouncement from Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, said:
“I want to get your reaction to the governor of Arkansas, especially specifically to this issue of, it is that he is comfortable with the government essentially forcing a woman to carry out her pregnancy.”
For reference, Governor Hutchinson merely directed the state to start enforcing the law it has on the books, saying:
For me, this is a turning point for our nation. Since Roe v. Wade was decided, the states that desired to protect unborn life have been prohibited from doing so. Personally, I am grateful for the court’s ruling today because I have fought a number of decades for greater protections of the unborn for my entire political life.
[…]Well, we do know in Arkansas how we will respond, and the response is because the people have already spoken. As a result today, based upon the Attorney General’s certification, I’ll be directing the Arkansas Department of Health to enforce the law and to conduct the necessary inspections and notifications to assure that any abortion provider is in compliance with the law and understands the penalties that are provided therein.
[…]I would also point out that the state regulation of abortions can still be challenged, but not based upon a constitutional right. This is an important principle. States can regulate. Courts can review. But there’s a presumption that the regulation is appropriate so long as there is a rational basis for that regulation.
So he hardly an unrestricted war upon women’s rights; rather, he simply directed the state to start enforcing what laws it has on the books now that Roe is gone.
Well AOC, predictably, went berserk about the statement when asked about it by Chuck Todd, saying:
“Naturally, I couldn’t disagree more with Governor Hutchinson but what’s important is honing in on this idea that the governor and the Republican Party and frankly, the Republican legislature in Arkansas cares about the life of a woman, life of a mother.
“The state of Arkansas has the third-highest maternal mortality in the United States. Seventy-one percent of the women who die are black women as well. This is a state that has 26% child poverty, where one in four children are living in poverty in the state of Arkansas, and forcing women to carry pregnancies against their will kill them.
“It will kill them, especially in the state of Arkansas, where there is very little to no support for life after birth in terms of health care, in terms of child care, and in terms of combatting poverty. This decision and this policy will kill people no matter what their spin and what their talking points are, and that’s what the data shows, and that’s what the specifics show.”
Perhaps the former bar tender needs to mix herself one of Jen Psaki’s margaritas and calm down; even for her those hysterics are a bit much.
This story syndicated with permission from Will, Author at Trending Politics
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