On Friday evening, MSNBC’s Joy Reid dedicated her “Absolute Worst” segment to one of the Republican Party’s most enduring labels—that the party is defiantly pro-life. “You can’t call yourself a pro-life party if your policy goals are to allow the maximum number of people to die of Covid, including children, by banning mask mandates in businesses and schools, and raising doubts about vaccines,” Reid said.
“Republicans,” Reid noted, “are America’s most unvaccinated and vaccine-resistant group, and they are driving Covid cases and deaths, including among their own children—and other people’s children—and are largely responsible for the overwhelmed hospitals we’re seeing today.”
“You can’t call yourself a pro-life, pro-family party if your policy goals are to put bounties on women and to force teenage girls to give birth after getting pregnant as the result of incest and rape,” Reid said, “that’s literally the plot of The Handmaid’s Tale, but pro-life it is not.”
“The Republican Party is a lot of things: anti-democracy, anti-voting, anti-history, anti-facts, deeply opposed to anti-racism. What they are not is pro-life.”
The GOP, Reid argued, is now “loudly and proudly the pro-death party,” an argument Reid continued to make on social media Saturday morning: