According to Chris Matthews, the radically pro-abortion
Kathleen Sebelius has "done more to reduce the number of unwanted
pregnancies than anyone in this country." Matthews assailed pro-life
demonstrators who approve of "dictatorial laws" to reduce abortion.
According to him, these protesters need to give the woman, who has made
birth control "free," a "little credit."
The Hardball anchor on Thursday insisted that Sebelius, who as Kansas governor vetoed a partial birth abortion bill and entertained radical doctor George Tiller at the official residence, is a hero.
Matthews praised, "It could be argued that this one person has done more to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies than anyone in our country." [MP3 audio here.]
Explaining this assertion, Matthews failed to grasp basic economics:
"Making birth control free, which is what she has done, will do more to
reduce unwanted pregnancies than anything I can imagine."
Making birth control "free" does not make it without cost. It still has to be paid for by someone.
Matthews assailed those who oppose Sebelius speaking at Georgetown University, Friday. He lectured pro-lifers: "This is how we do things in a free society that values life, not with dictatorial laws, but with persuasion."
The MSNBC host attempted to speak on abortion as a practicing Catholic. Previously, Matthews mocked Catholicism as a religion that attracts bigots.
A transcript of the May 17 segment, which aired at 5:57pm EDT, follows: