MSNBC was about to say that we were literally in “The Handmaid’s Tale”, Monday afternoon. Host Nicolle Wallace and her frenzied feminist panel spent the first twenty minutes of her show freaking out hysterically at the news that the Supreme Court would finally rule on a Mississippi abortion law passed in 2018.
State law prohibits abortions after 15 weeks when the mother or baby was not in danger. Apparently it’s drastic and extreme for the majority of Americans, at least according to MSNBC’s Wallace. She said, “Just the decision to take over this business really scares the hearts of everyone who cares about this problem, which, if you look at the polls, is 65% of Americans who support reproductive freedoms. “
Former Democratic Senator and MSNBC analyst Claire McCaskill then lectured women younger than her who can’t remember life before Roe, as she savagely hailed life advocates as callous to rape victims:
And you know I have to tell you Nicolle, I don’t think young voters remember what it was like before Roe V. Wade. I don’t think they realize that these people won’t be happy until a rape victim goes to jail for taking the morning after pill. This is the road they take. This is the path they have long tried to follow, even though they are really pushing provisions that are widely rejected by the vast majority of Americans.
A captivated Wallace wanted to learn more about the terrifying future Republicans allegedly wanted for women. She asked McCaskill if “is the decision to take up this case worrying enough?
McCaskill predicted that if the court upheld the law, every state that voted for Donald Trump would “immediately” make abortion virtually illegal:
“They will immediately begin to prevent women from having the freedom to choose to terminate a pregnancy with all kinds of limitations, and then they will continue to push cases until there are only the few states left that could. make it legal. , ” she was afraid.
Wallace couldn’t get enough of panic porn. “It’s such a terrifying thought,She gushed. McCaskill warned it would be a “wake-up call” to young women who were lucky enough to never have experienced fear of an unplanned pregnancy, and she hoped they would lead the next election:
“It will be a wake-up call. It will be a shock to their systems. And we have more young people voting this last time. If the court does that, I predict young women will be a driving force halfway through. elections. Especially if those who support reproductive freedoms are doing their job “, she proclaimed.
After again moaning that the news was “scary,” Wallace invited McCaskill to whine with her over Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson, using the pro-abortion rhetoric of “my body, my choice. “when it came to taking the COVID-19 vaccine. Wallace has fulminated at the idea of Republican “hypocrisy” going to the “burner before cultural wars”.
McCaskill AGAIN praised pro-life conservatives as being heartless towards teenage girls who have been sexually assaulted:
People don’t understand what’s going on with incest. Young girls who are victims of incest don’t tell people about it. It’s the most torturous and painful secret they keep. And when these young girls get pregnant from a stepfather, a father or an uncle, they don’t immediately speak up or understand that they are pregnant. So what Mississippi says, if you show up after 15 weeks you have to have your father’s baby, you have to have your uncle’s baby, but the other side of his mouth saying no problem if you don’t not want to get vaccinated. These guys have a lot of courage.
As the segment wrapped up, Wallace brought to the fore the “horrific” reality before us that Donald Trump has set up with his choices for the Supreme Court. She asked SCOTUS blog writer and lawyer Katie Barlow what “65% of Americans who support reproductive freedoms” might cling to as their “best case scenario”?
Barlow said her fears that the court was unlikely to rule against the law, but she hoped it would be a “very restrictive decision”, at least.
Read the transcript parts below:
Deadline: White House
NICOLLE WALLACE: Claire McCaskill, you and I kind of discussed the path through the confirmation of at least the last two nominated by Trump. That was Trump’s goal. The simple decision to take this matter up really scares the hearts of anyone who cares about this issue who, if you look at the polls, represent 65% of Americans who support reproductive freedoms.
CLAIRE MCCASKILL: Perhaps this is the situation often described as the dog catching the bus and what’s going on in America in terms of the political climate. if in fact this court reverses decades of precedent and fails to protect women’s reproductive freedoms through this Mississippi case. And you know I have to tell you Nicolle, I don’t think young voters remember what it was like before Roe V. Wade. I don’t think they realize that these people won’t be happy until a rape victim is put in jail for taking the morning after pill. It’s the route they take. This is the path they have been trying for a long time to follow, even though they are really pushing provisions that are widely rejected by the vast majority of Americans.
WALLACE: Claire, what do you think of the early reaction, just the decision to take this case is quite worrying?
MCCASKILL: Yeah. I think what will happen if this case is confirmed and if you look at the tea leaves you have to believe it is going to be kept. Then look at all the Republican-dominated legislatures in all the states that voted for Donald Trump. They will immediately begin to prevent women from having the freedom to choose to terminate a pregnancy with all kinds of limitations, and then they will continue to push cases until there are only the few states left that could. make it legal. . It was like that before Roe V. Wade was adopted by the court, what? 40, 50 years ago.
WALLACE: That’s such a terrifying thought. and I think you’re right on the generational point. I want to give you the opportunity to say more about the issues.
MCCASKILL: I don’t know – for young women who went to planned parenthood in college and got birth control, for young women who never experienced the fear of an unwanted pregnancy, didn’t have never known what it means in their life if there is no safe and legal place to terminate a pregnancy, it will all be a wake up call. It will be a shock to their systems. And we have more young people voting this last time. If the court does this, I predict young women will be a driving force in the midterm elections. Especially if those who support reproductive freedoms are doing their job.
WALLACE: You know Erin It was so scary – I’ll never forget to cover the death of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg and then the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett because everyone talked about everything that was at stake. and it happened. First of all, I wonder what you think of the decision and the same question you ask yourself about the issues.
WALLACE: Katie, let me follow up on that, I mean I – guess the point being – that indicates how far to the right. I mean Roberts doesn’t even matter! So Roberts sided with the Liberal judges again – no matter how he governed – said he was with them again. If you bet on Brett Kavanaugh as your swing vote, maybe that is why people are so anxious.