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5 Nonsensical Right-Wing Statements in the Past Week that Amped Up the War on Reason

May 10, 2015 in Blogs

By Janet Allon, AlterNet

The reality deniers have been out in full force.

1. Fox’s Dr. Keith Ablow: 'Embryos are people, and men should be able to veto women’s abortions.'

For some reason, Fox’s resident men’s rights activist, “Dr.” Keith Ablowhard, thinks the world should give a shit about what he thinks women should do with their bodies and their frozen embryos.  Ablow got a chance to express his Neanderthal views on reproductive rights  on Fox’s “Outnumbered” last week, during which the hot topic of Sofia Vergara’s fight with ex-fiance, Nick Loeb, over the fate of their frozen embryos was under discussion.

In short, Vergara wants the embryos destroyed. Loeb doesn’t. That should end the discussion pretty much, since their agreement states that both of them must be onboard in order to bring any of those embryos to full term—but, well, no. Loeb is fighting to have the agreement voided, and has gone public with that desire.

Cue Ablow, the oh-so-scientific and unbiased “psychiatrist” who has diagnosed President Obama with “America hatred,” and Michelle Obama with “needing to lose a few pounds.”

“Why would a woman’s right to decide what to do with a frozen embryo trump a man’s right every time?” he asked the ladies who co-host the show. “If he wants to bring these embryos to term, good for him. He wants to parent. If he wants to have them adopted, good for him. You know what, it’s not a coin toss. It’s whoever wants that potential being to survive, that’s who wins.”

He also chided Vergara for starring in a “liberal” show (“Modern Family”) where “anything goes,”a not very veiled reference to the fact that there is a gay couple in the show. It’s “interesting,”Ablow said, “that when it comes to her choices in life, she wants all the control.”(Is it? Most people want control over their big decisions in life, don’t they?) “Not very ‘modern,’Sofia,”the doctor diagnosed.

Ablow kept harping away and referring to frozen embryos as “children,” the better to make his real point: “I’ve been outspoken on this,” he said. “I think men should be able to veto …read more


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