Bill O’Reilly’s Misinformation Campaign

I just finished reading Bill O’Reilly’s Op-Ed in last weekend’s Boston Herald about abortions in Kansas and I have rarely been so offended in all my life. But not for the reasons O’Reilly hoped. His suggestion that a woman would have, or even want, a post-viability abortion because she is feeling a “bit blue” is both condescending and absurd, as if a pregnant woman just wakes up one day and says, “you know, I don’t feel like having this baby after all.” Women have abortions for all sorts of reasons that are important to them and their loved ones, but no woman has an abortion on a whim.

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Jessica Arons

Director, Women\'s Health & Rights Program