We’ve already covered actress and activist Alyssa Milano plenty today; first she was calling red MAGA hats the new white hoods, and then she argued that even before encountering Nathan Phillips, the Covington Catholic High School students at the March for Life were already bigots because they were on “a school-sanctioned trip to protest against a woman’s right to her own body and reproductive healthcare.”
That line of thinking led Milano to something we’ve heard argued plenty of times before — that pro-choice men and women are also pro-life. Everyone is pro-life. If you end an unwanted pregnancy, that’s pro-life.
There isn’t a side in this debate that isn’t pro-life.
I am pro-life.
I am also pro-choice.
Those calling me an infant killer are anti-choice.
Once again, your religious beliefs do not carry more weight than scientific facts and my physical autonomy.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 21, 2019
ABC political analyst and America’s conscience Matthew Dowd agreed:
I feel same Alyssa. I am pro-life and pro-choice. And best way to reduce abortion is making contraception more available and fund women’s health resources.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) January 21, 2019
Two things here: first, a human being is a human being at all points of its development from fertilization; that’s science — deciding that you don’t “want” to have a baby makes it a fetus or clump of cells is not science.
And as far as Dowd’s point, contraception is already more available. Ladies, look into something called condoms; you’re not sleeping with a real man if he can’t or won’t spend the buck to wear one. Hold out for a real man who’ll do his part to prevent conception.
Anyway, we don’t see in Milano’s tweet anything about “religious beliefs” vs. “scientific facts.” We don’t see her successfully appropriating the pro-life label either; if she’s pro-life, why doesn’t she announce it in her tweets?
“I am pro-life.” – Alyssa Milano, January 21, 2019
I'm an atheist. Ending a human life for convenience isn't "pro-life" in any scientific or moral framework. Your faith in politics has clouded your reason. https://t.co/yux0hHFm8f
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) January 21, 2019
Pro-life ≠ religious
I know, crazy right? https://t.co/FezfrhUOj2
— אנני คຖຖiē (@MeeepLife) January 21, 2019
You may call yourself whatever you wish if we can agree that you favor the right to kill a distinct human being simply because of its location and its inconvenience. https://t.co/njV2Jdlnp0
— Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) January 21, 2019
I hate to tell you but neither science nor the English language are your friends here, either. https://t.co/MpqKo2S4fU
— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) January 21, 2019
These people never say what the scientific facts they're referring to are, do they? https://t.co/mz43BBDogl
— ? ᵀᴴᴱ ᴾᴿᴬᴳᴹᴬᵀᴼᴹᴱᵀᴱᴿ (@pragmatometer) January 21, 2019
Embryology clearly shows that at conception a new, unique, individual (separate from the mother), human being is created. That's a scientific fact. https://t.co/Mn77AjdiHT
— Jessi Bridges (@jessibridges) January 21, 2019
The “scientific facts” are not on your side Alyssa. A fetus has a heartbeat at 2 weeks and is just as much of a life as you or me.
— Tom G (@tgrillo85) January 21, 2019
Scientific facts say that life begins at conception. Science has nothing to do with ethics.
— John Rossomando (@jrossman12) January 21, 2019
Alyssa your misunderstanding of science doesn't make it a "religious argument". Human beings are human beings period regardless of their age or development. There is no spooky magic that occurs before the baby enters the birth canal..that automatically turns it "human". https://t.co/OJijfWsN4i
— Richton Stokoe (@RichtonStokoe) January 21, 2019
It's very simple. You either believe that unborn children are humans or they aren't.
Denying innocent beings their humanity puts you in great companyhttps://t.co/mb0es50mBQ
— Alex Behzade (@ABPatriotWriter) January 21, 2019
Left likes to talk about "scientific facts" a lot and then ignoring the scientific fact that a baby is not your body https://t.co/Q8ManUD46l
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) January 21, 2019
What if your belief that abortion is violence doesn't come from religion but also comes from an understanding of what you might call science? https://t.co/QO7CpvZudQ
— Peter Roff (@PeterRoff) January 21, 2019
NARRATOR: Alyssa is pro-abortion. https://t.co/iLWJTaXbE5
— J.G. Petruna (@jgpetruna) January 21, 2019
A lot of people in the thread aren’t necessarily arguing that life doesn’t begin at conception, because they don’t argue; they just flat-out state that it doesn’t. Not sure why they’re not putting all of their great scientific knowledge on display.
Alyssa Milano says the red MAGA hat is the 'new white hood' https://t.co/H3DbaVO62t
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 21, 2019