By Brad Wilmouth
On Tuesday’s The 11th Hour show, MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle wrapped up the show by promoting the twisted view that aborting unborn babies is good for the economy. Ruhle introduced the final segment by playing a clip from her show from Friday on which liberal actress Amber Tamblyn declared: “I think we’re forgetting that abortion and this kind of access is an economic issue.”
After a clip of Ruhle injecting, “Sure is,” Tamblyn added: “It’s a huge economic issue. It’s just not a front and center, in the moment, economic issue.” Ruhle further added: “It is for a woman who has an unwanted pregnancy.”
The MSNBC host then appeared live and set up a similar commentary delivered recently by liberal activist Leigh McGowan. Here’s Ruhle:
“The Last Thing Before We Go Tonight,” abortion and the economy. You heard it during our Friday night chat last week. Access to abortion is an economic issue. Our friend, Leigh McGowan, aka “Politics Girl,” understands this connection in a very personal way. She shares her story and takes a deep dive into the issue in her new video. Watch this.
McGowan was seen referring to a recent poll finding that more voters choose to vote based on the economy than on abortion, leading her to then complain:
I am so deeply sick and tired of this framing. It’s not abortion or the economy. Abortion is part of the economy. What do you think happens to the economy when women are forced to carry babies they can’t afford or aren’t ready for? What do you think happens to the economy when women have to drop out of school or leave their jobs to care for a child?
Without acknowledging adoption as an option, she complained about the expenses of raising a child, and eventually concluded by encouraging her viewers to vote for Democrats:
If you’re voting on the economy, vote for the party that allows Americans to decide what is best for their own lives — a party that keeps women in the workplace if that is where they want to be — the party that is working to keep costs manageable for families on a budget — the party that voted to raise the minimum wage and tax major corporations to lower prescription drugs prices — the party that wants to shore up Social Security, not take it away. It’s not “abortion or the economy.” Choosing to bring a child into the world is an economic issue, so stop separating them because they are inextricably linked.
Ruhle then appeared again and agreed: “They are indeed inextricably linked. It is abortion and the economy.”
The show’s admiration for McGowan dates all the way back to when Brian Williams was hosting. He similarly once concluded the show with commentary of the liberal activist trying to advise Democrats on how to react to their losses in the 2021 elections.
And during their commentary on Friday’s show, MSNBC contributor Anan Giridharadas went so far as to declare that President Joe Biden should have made a stunt out of visiting an abortion clinic and helping to sign women in.
Editor’s note. This appeared at Newsbusters and is reposted with permission.