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Joe Scarborough said on Friday that the Republican “extremism” on abortion “to scare the hell out of a lot of Americans, perhaps even pro-life,” not more to the recent adoption of the controversial law proposal in the state of Alabama, which makes almost all abortions in the state illegal, and the carrying out of a crime.
The MSNBC host added that the GOP “extremism” on the question of you “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.”
The law in question is.performing an abortion in Alabama is a crime, punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison, unless the health of the mother is at risk, with no exceptions for women impregnated through rape or incest
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Scarborough opened “Morning Joe” segment with a clip of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., say, Alabama’s new abortion law goes too far. McCarthy declined to say whether it should be repealed.
When asked if he thinks the law goes too far, McCarthy answered on Thursday, “It goes even further, as I believe, Yes.”
“I defend my pro-life position for the whole of my political career, but in my entire political career I have believed, rape, incest, or the life of the mother, there were exceptions. This is exactly what they have voted for the Republicans in this house, which is what our platform says.”
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Scarborough weighed in on the growing room around the new law and how Republicans navigate by it, calling it a “spill over.”
“I know that many Democrats were concerned, if the state of New York passed the abortion bills, I think, 14, 15 percent of Americans supported,” Scarborough said on Friday.
New York passed a law that abortions up to the time of birth, with critics calling it child murder.
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He continued, “Now, Republicans have snatched away, as they often do, they snatched defeat from the jaws of political victory, and have gone the other way, and your extremism is scaring the hell out of a lot of Americans, perhaps even pro-life and, you know, the educated, suburban, Republican women who started the Republican party in 18, you are in a full-out sprint now.”