Chris Christie battled with Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski over the problem of abortion on Thursday after a raucous GOP debate the night time earlier than mirrored on Republican losses on the abortion rights entrance in Ohio and Virginia.
The previous New Jersey governor is a frequent visitor of the Morning Joe crew and usually receives a heat welcome on the present; Thursday morning, nevertheless, noticed him accused of dishonesty by Brzezinski on the problem of abortions within the ninth month of the being pregnant.
Particularly, the MSNBC host claimed that Mr Christie had accused Democrats of supporting limitless abortion that late into the being pregnant.
“I’m not calling you a liar; it’s not sincere,” Brzezinski informed Mr Christie. She added: “There isn’t abortion within the ninth month.”
Mr Christie responded that he welcomed an “sincere” dialogue on the problem however contended that it was Brzezinski who was not being truthful in regards to the legislation, or his remarks.
“You’re the one who’s not being sincere. I didn’t say there was abortion within the ninth month. I mentioned that the legislation in New Jersey, and New York, and Illinois, and California permits it.”
Neither the host nor candidate was really addressing the nuanced information regarding abortion within the third trimester, which incorporates months sevent to 9 of the being pregnant. Abortions on this trimester as a complete are exceedingly uncommon, and of that subset, solely an exceptionally small minority are for causes apart from to guard the well being of the mom or as a consequence of fetal inviability.
Democratic lawmakers and coverage specialists who oppose restrictions on abortion on this stage of the being pregnant by and enormous accomplish that to alleviate burdens on hospitals and girls confronted with these kind of conditions.
The supply of abortion companies for girls within the third trimester who don’t match that definition was slim earlier than the top of federal abortion protections final yr, provided that they weren’t protected by the Courtroom ruling in Roe vs Wade to start with. Democrats who’ve known as for Roe to be codified into federal legislation, by extension, can’t actually be accused of supporting such practices except they explicitly say in any other case.
That hasn’t stopped Republicans from doing so; many, together with Donald Trump, within the GOP recurrently make the wildly false assertion that their political foes assist abortion up till and even after the second of beginning, which underneath legislation would simply be homicide.