Staunch abortion supporter Whoopi Goldberg appeared to refer to preborn children as “toxic things” on a recent podcast with former CNN journalist Chris Cuomo.
The pair were discussing the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, with Goldberg striking back at people who criticized her pro-abortion advocacy. “People make their decisions about why they hate your guts. People hate my guts – they say, ‘You’re always talking about the negative aspect of stuff,’” she said. “Well you know, I think it is negative that you changed a law that’s 50 years old that you didn’t do enough homework about to see what the consequences were gonna be for women — not Black women, or Asian women or Hispanic women, just women in general. You changed the law without even saying, without even having the information of what that means for someone who has a difficulty in the pregnancy that requires that they not keep this toxic thing in.” (emphasis added)
She continued, “And you think because there’s a heartbeat — you think there’s a heartbeat — you’re not thinking about, is the child viable? Does this child have a brain, and hands, and arms? You’re not thinking about any of that.”
Of course, preborn children do have hearts (formed 22 days after fertilization) and brains (the brain is the first organ to appear, between weeks two and three after fertilization), and limbs (beginning to form in weeks five and six) — and these are human beings, not “toxic things.” Even those who, as Goldberg mentions, have disabilities — like limb differences — those who may not have hands or arms — have the inherent right to life.
If Goldberg was referring to situations in pregnancy where a mother’s life may be at risk, the fact is that overturning Roe did nothing to prevent a woman from receiving lifesaving treatment in cases of medical emergencies. In every single state, even pro-life states, women are permitted to obtain abortions if the mother’s life is in jeopardy. This is written into the laws even though deliberately killing a child is never truly medically necessary, as lifesaving, life-respecting procedures are available. The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) notes, “When extreme medical emergencies that threaten the life of the mother arise (chorioamnionitis or HELLP syndrome could be examples), AAPLOG believes in “treatment to save the mother’s life,” including premature delivery if that is indicated — obviously with the patient’s informed consent. This is NOT “abortion to save the mother’s life.” We are treating two patients, the mother and the baby, and every reasonable attempt to save the baby’s life would also be a part of our medical intervention. We acknowledge that, in some such instances, the baby would be too premature to survive.”
It is also true that if a preborn child passes away in the mother’s womb, the mother’s health could be in jeopardy if the child’s remains are not removed in a timely manner. Goldberg may not realize that this situation can happen with elective abortions, wherein body parts are left in the mother’s uterus, causing life-threatening infections. Yet the preborn child is not “toxic” and in need of being killed in an abortion when they are still alive. An abortion is the direct and intentional killing of a living human being; removing the body of a miscarried baby who has already passed away is not comparable to this as the miscarried baby was not intentionally killed.
Then again, Whoopi Goldberg is becoming increasingly well-known for her abortion fanaticism, to the exclusion of scientific reality. Here again, instead of sticking to the facts, she disparaged a preborn human being as “toxic” in order to promote abortion.
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