Fox News guest celebrates Alabama bill that would ban abortion, calling Roe v. Wade an "abomination"

Fox News guest celebrates Alabama bill that would ban abortion, calling Roe v. Wade an "abomination"

Eric Metaxas: "I'm thrilled this happened. ... This needs to go to the Supreme Court."

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From the May 14 edition of Fox News' Fox News @ Night:

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SHANNON BREAM (CO-ANCHOR): In a number of states they've gone the other direction, they have relaxed any regulation, or different restrictions on abortion. So we're seeing the states tackle this, some going further right, some going further left on this. 

ERIC METAXAS (NYT BEST-SELLING AUTHOR) That's exactly what's supposed to happen. That's why Roe v. Wade is an abomination. It is not itself constitutional. For the people of Alabama to be told by federal legislators shut up, we don't care what you think, we don't care who's in your legislature, we're going to tell you what your laws are, and they said no. The people of Alabama have spoken, and the beauty of this -- first of all, I'm thrilled this happened but for many reasons because as an American, this needs to go to the Supreme Court and people in America need to argue: Is this a human life? If it turns out that this is a human life, can we all agree that it's wrong to take that life? We have to have that conversation. The abortion activists have said we don't want to have the conversation, you're on the wrong side of history, shut up, shut up, shut up. Alabama has forced us to have this conversation just like many men are forcing women to have abortions because it's legal and the women themselves don't want to make the choice. So let's not kid ourselves that this is empowering women.

Related:

Slate: Alabama Senate Passes Most Restrictive Abortion Law in Country With Eye on Taking Down Roe v. Wade

Previously:

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