Citizen Board Member and MSNBC host Ali Velshi examines the anti-abortion movement’s creation and peddling of scientific myths like fetal pain, partial birth abortions and fetal heartbeat (which, in fact, comes from the ultrasound machine).
He says, “An abortion is an incredibly common procedure. Nearly one in four women in the United States will have an abortion by age 45, according to the Guttmacher Institute. Yet, most of what we know about it — or think we know about abortion — is steeped in stigma, misinformation and outright lies told by opponents of abortion rights. For decades, the anti-abortion movement has used medically false and misleading language to pass legislation that regulates a woman’s body and takes away a woman’s right to choose. The anti-abortion movement is built on myths and mistruths.”
Velshi proclaims the only way to combat these lies: Call them out and speak the truth.
Listen to Velshi’s commentary below.
MORE ON ABORTION AND WOMEN’S HEALTH FROM THE CITIZENCourtesy of Ali Velshi and MSNBC