Panicked Reid: Supreme Court Ruling on Abortion ‘Straight Out of Handmaid’s Tale!’


MSNBC’s Joy Reid displayed her usual measured and rational analysis on her Monday night show, declaring the Supreme Court’s decision to rule on a 2018 abortion law, “straight out of the ‘Handmaid’s Tale’.” 

Reid teased the upcoming segment with Senator Mazie Hirono [D-HI] with this nutty take:

Up next, the conservative-led Supreme Court has agreed to take up Mississippi’s restrictive abortion law, and women’s reproductive rights appear to be in serious, serious danger. it’s straight out of the “Handmaid’s Tale,” with a Gilead style government, right here in America.

She went on to deliver a fear-based sermon scaring women that their country was about to turn into a dystopian nightmare because of “far-right wing religious extremists:” 

Spring of 2022 will be a seminal moment in America for women’s reproductive rights because it looks like the Supreme Court is primed to diminish the protections afforded under Roe v. Wade. Today the Supreme Court agreed to hear Mississippi’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling that struck down a ban on most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. It’s a terrifying prospect eerily reminiscent of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” where far-right wing religious extremists took up arms against their own country, one  where women and their bodies were under the complete control of almost extravagantly corrupt and hypocritical men of god, quote, unquote. What’s so scary and frankly traumatizing about that show and the book that inspired it is that it starts off in the very place that we live in right now where women have the right to choose what they do with their bodies until they don’t. And then in what seems like a blink of an eye, those rights were just gone. Naturally abortion opponents are thrilled given the new conservative makeup of the court, especially after the arrival of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, under his eye

Her show then put up a graphic of the 6 conservative leaning justices, with the label, “expressed interest in rolling back reproductive rights.” 

“Without strong protections, women, including many victims of rape and incest, would have to hopscotch across the country at whatever expense, maybe too much expense for women who aren’t rich, to seek safe harbor in one of the 14 states and Washington, D.C. that do respect a woman’s right to choose,” Reid fretted. 

Despite this being a favorite talking point on the left, the percentage of women who get abortions due to rape is less than one percent, and less than a half a percentage due to incest, according to one study by the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, whom Reid goes on to quote from (just not that inconvenient finding.)

Despite technical difficulties delaying the interview with Sen. Hirono, the two liberals made it a priority to push their left wing hysteria across at the end of the show. 

Reid prompted her Democrat guest to predict what would happen if “Roe went down.” Hirono fretted,“You’re right, Joy, one morning young women in our country are going to wake up and they no longer control their own bodies.”

The MSNBC host then sneered that women would rebel against this “handmaid’s tale future” that Republican men wanted to impose. She ranted about how the right wants to control women and doesn’t care about children:

I reference the ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ a lot because one of the things that happens is this sort of group violently takes over and secedes essentially from the United States and forms their own government. But they are–the hard right desire to control women because I’m sorry, I don’t think this is about children because these same people are not in favor of universal preschool or health care for kids, they don’t care if kids are locked in cages. It’s about women, it’s about controlling women.

And so I wonder if Democratic women have not been focused enough on the fact that these people are serious about controlling women’s lives and bodies, and whether people like Susan Collins just got duped by people like Brett Kavanaugh or whether no one is taking it seriously enough!

Hirono agreed that “there was no other explanation” than Republican men wanted to control women.

Reid concluded the interview by hoping that Democrats would pack the court to protect Roe v. Wade:

“So is this changing the conversation in the democratic caucus about expanding the Supreme Court or legislating to protect a woman’s right to choose?” she asked. Hirono assured her that when the court is so far to the right, packing the court was the only logical solution.

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Read the transcript below:

MSNBC

The ReidOut

5/17/2021

JOY REID:  Up next, the conservative-led Supreme Court has agreed to take up Mississippi’s restrictive abortion law, and women’s reproductive rights appear to be in serious, serious danger.  It’s straight out of the Handmaid’s Tale, with a Gilead style government, right here in America.

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REID: Spring of 2022 will be a seminal moment in America for women’s reproductive rights because it looks like the Supreme Court is primed to diminish the protections afforded under Roe v. Wade. Today the Supreme Court agreed to hear Mississippi’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling that struck down a ban on most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. It’s a terrifying prospect eerily reminiscent of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” where far-right wings religious extremists took up arms against their own country, one  where women and their bodies were under the complete control of almost extravagantly corrupt and hypocritical men of god, quote, unquote. What’s so scary and frankly traumatizing about that show and the book that inspired it is that it starts off in the very place that we live in right now where women have the right to choose what they do with their bodies until they don’t. And then in what seems like a blink of an eye, those rights were just gone. Naturally abortion opponents are thrilled given the new conservative makeup of the court, especially after the arrival of justice Amy Coney Barrett, under his eye

…Without strong protections, women, including many victims of rape and incest, would have to hopscotch across the country at whatever expense, maybe too much expense for women who aren’t rich, to seek safe harbor in one of the 14 states and Washington, D.C. that do respect a woman’s right to choose….

 

 

 



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