CNN guest Christine Quinn said during a discussion Monday night about pro-life state-level “heartbeat bills” that when a woman gets pregnant that she is not pregnant with a human being.
“Christine, what’s the concern with what just passed in Georgia, and what you may wind up seeing more of, a state passing through its legislature, a more restrictive right to reproductive acts such as — reproductive rights such as abortion?” CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked. “This is a six-week bill.”
“These so-called heartbeat bills are exactly what you said, six-week bills. They, for all intent and purposes, are an end run around Roe versus Wade, and a clear attempt to make abortion illegal in new — across the country,” Quinn said. “That’s what they are. And we’ve seen in states where they’ve been passed already, courts strike them out or enjoin them. This is a clear attempt to take decisions about a woman’s body and birth out of the hands of a woman and out of the hands of doctors.”
Quinn became hostile toward CNN contributor Rick Santorum, and Cuomo jumped in and sided with Quinn.
Later in the interview, during an exchange with Santorum, Quinn said, “When a woman gets pregnant, that is not a human being inside of her. It’s part of her body.”
Matt Wolking, deputy director of communications for the 2020 Trump Campaign, flagged the clip Tuesday on Twitter.
The Party of Science™ pic.twitter.com/Ch1IqSGFdO
— Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) May 7, 2019
NewsBusters’ managing editor Curtis Houck posted a longer clip of the CNN segment on Twitter:
.@ChrisCuomo must think he's Captain America or something, being the purveyor of truth, but he repeatedly condemned @RickSantorum as saying "provocative things" and "pevert[ing] the facts" about infanticide. He also rushed to defend his brother Andrew's abortion record in NY pic.twitter.com/tWvOMAsEFX
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) May 7, 2019