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Thursday, October 27, 2016

VIDEO: In 1996, Molly Ivins had the clearest description of late term abortion

It was NOT anything vaguely resembling what Trump said in the 3rd debate
By the late Molly Ivins



“There's something very wrong in our discussion of this. If there's anything that late-term abortion is, it is not an easy call. 

And I just want to say, that perhaps, I almost get the impression that somebody thinks women don't have no moral sense at all.

No woman who is seven months pregnant, ever waddles past an abortion clinic and says, 'Darn, I knew there was something I've been meaning to get around to.' This is ridiculous.

You have those late-term abortions, because either the mother is going to die, the child is going to die, or both are going to die.


These procedures are incredibly rare. I only know of two in the state of Texas since Roe v. Wade was passed.

They were both what they call cases of babies with no brain. The brain, the child's brain stem had developed, but then something went horribly wrong and these children literally had no brains.

Now, is that an easy call? Is that simple to you? I am really, I'm… let me try and calm down - it's not going to do any good for me to get excited.

If the choice… These are women who want their babies, they want the babies, terribly. What would you do, and I'm talking to the women in the audience.

If a doctor said to you, 'Either your baby has to die, or you will die, or your health will be wrecked for the rest of your life, and you'll never be able to have another child.' I don't know what you'd do.

I think you'd want a second opinion.

But if I were you, I sure as hell wouldn't ask Bob Dole [who was running for President at the time and had the same sort of ignorant view of this issue as Donald Trump], because I don't think that's an easy call.”