Joy Reid gets anti-abortion activist to admit she wants the pill to be illegal

During an interview with MSNBC’s Joy Reid, an anti-abortion advocate revealed that in her “ideal world,” not only would abortion be illegal but the birth control pill and IUDs would be as well.

Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life was invited on a panel to debate the services provided by Planned Parenthood. When the segment neared its end, Reid tried to find some common ground by asking Hawkins if she at least agreed that contraception should be legal.

“I believe certain forms can be legal, yes,” Hawkins said, adding, “I don’t believe abortion-causing contraception should be legal.”

“What kind of contraception are you talking about?” Reid asked.

“Hormonal contraception,” Hawkins replied.

“You think IUDs should be illegal?” Reid pressed.

“I don’t think they should be legal, “Hawkins replied. “They put women at risk and they kill children.”

“What about the birth control pill?” Reid asked, sensing something was up.

“I do not think it should be legal, I think that shouldn’t be legal,” Hawkins replied.

Hawking then tried to pivot the discussion away from her newly exposed hardline beliefs, but Reid wasn’t having it.

“Kristan, Kristan, Kristan — I just want clarity. You think that the pill and the IUD should be illegal, right?”

“In my ideal world, yes,” Hawkins replied. “But I don’t think that’s something we’re working towards in the pro-life movement.  In the pro-life movement we’re working towards abolishing abortion. That’s why we want Planned Parenthood’s money to go to health centers which don’t do contraception.”

“We’ve gotten some real clarity,” Reid said, concluding the interview. “I think the American people have gotten quite a bit of clarity on what your movement wants to do.”

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Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.

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