Joy Behar under for racist remark blaming ‘white’ men for abortion law
“The View” host Joy Behar came under fire on Wednesday after she called for ‘white men’ opposing abortion to undergo an operation preventing them from having children.
Behar slammed Alabama legislators who backed the near-total abortion ban.
But Behar’s following remark momentarily steered away from abortion and focused on race.
“Can we look at a picture of the panel of men who did this? There it is. Gee, what do they have in common? They’re all men, all white guys,” she said.
“Maybe we should make it a law that they should all be required to get a vasectomy, that group in particular,” she said.
“That would solve the problem.”
Ironically, despite Behar blaming ‘white men’ for the ban, it was women who played a significant role in the proposal becoming law.
The bill as supported by Republican Alabama State Rep. Terri Collins.
Collin pubically declared her hope that court challenges to the law will ultimately lead to overturning the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973 that legalized abortion in America.
But Opponents have said they intend to oppose the new law.
“This bill is about challenging Roe v. Wade and protecting the lives of the unborn because an unborn baby is a person who deserves love and protection,” Collins said Tuesday.
“I have prayed my way through this bill. This is the way we get where we want to get eventually,” she said, The Washington Post reported.
“I’ve answered many emails from people who have poured out their hearts with real stories that were true,” Collins said, according to Al.com.
“My goal with this bill is not to hurt them in any way. My goal with this bill, and I think all of our goal, is to have Roe vs. Wade turned over, and that decision be sent back to the states so that we can come up with our laws that address and include amendments and things that address those issues,” she said.
But co-host Sunny Hostin said she fears Alabama’s plan to overturn Roe v. Wade will succeed.
“I think it will reach the Supreme Court. I’ve said it before that by the end of 2019 we’ll see that abortion will be either severely restricted or illegal in about 20 states. But this has always been the plan. It has always been the plan at least since 1973 to challenge Roe vs. Wade,” she said.
“Completely overturning it? I think now is the first time since 1973 that it is possible,” she added.
The law will make it a felony to perform an abortion at any stage in a woman’s pregnancy was voted 74-3 for by the Republican-dominated House of Representatives.
Earlier this week, Actress Reese Witherspoon also condemned the new abortion law.
The actor slammed the new law describing the “new abortion bans” on Twitter as “unconstitutional,” “abhorrent,” and “an attack on women’s fundamental rights.”
“I’m beyond upset about the passing of new abortion bans in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Georgia, and Ohio.”
“This is Unconstitutional and Abhorrent. We can not tolerate this attack on women’s fundamental rights.”