In an interview with KCCI News 8, Marco Rubio, the candidate who until that point had been perhaps the least offensive Republican candidate for President (a low bar, trust me), insulted more than half the population of the country when he said that women “look forward” to having lots of abortions so they can sell fetal tissue.
Here’s what he said – the subject was Planned Parenthood, a healthcare organization that, despite being completely cleared of any wrongdoing, Republicans still accuse of selling baby parts:
I just think you’ve created an industry now — a situation where very much, you’ve created an incentive for people not just to look forward to having more abortions, but being able to sell that fetal tissue — these centers — for purposes of making a profit off it, as you’ve seen in some of these Planned Parenthood affiliates.
Statements like that cause one to wonder if Rubio has ever actually met a woman. No woman takes the decision to have an abortion lightly and well, there are zero opportunities for women to profit off of selling fetal tissue. Even Planned Parenthood only covers their own costs.
Here’s the full interview. The abortion part starts at about 14:06:
While Rubio has played his cards close to the vest this campaign, he’s as far right as any of his opponents, especially when it comes to the issue of abortion, for which he has zero tolerance, even in the case of rape and incest. Don’t be fooled by his relatively stable demeanor. He’s frightening.
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