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Pat Robertson has come up with a new theory as to why liberals support abortion rights — it’s because they want to put lesbians and straight women on “a level playing field.”

On a recent episode of The 700 Club, discussing the battle over federal funding for Planned Parenthood, Robertson says President Obama supports the organization because of what the antigay minister calls the Left’s “culture of death.” Then Robertson says to cohost Terry Meeuwsen, “If a woman is a lesbian, what advantage does she have over a married woman? Or what deficiency does she have?”

Meeuwsen replies, “Well, she can’t have children” — ignoring the fact that lesbians can and do have children. Robertson says, “That’s exactly right. And so if these married women don’t have children, if they abort their babies, then that kind of puts them on a level playing field.”

Pat Robertson, The Advocate 55 Comments [4/29/2011 3:09:21 AM]
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katie5000

What the hell are you talking about, Pat? And of course, this assumes that there are only two options: carrying a baby to term or aborting a fetus. You leave out the third option, birth control, which - if used properly and consistently - prevents a pregnancy from happening in the first place. Lots of married women don't abort, because they use birth control. And the only reason it seems as though lesbians can't conceive babies is because they're in relationships with other women, where there is a distinct lack of sperm. It's not because their ovaries don't produce viable eggs.

4/29/2011 12:05:58 PM

katie5000

arg, double post.

4/29/2011 12:07:43 PM

Swede

About 3 percent of Planned Parenthood's work is related to abortions. How come a Swede knows that, and Mr Robertson doesn't? Oh, yeah, research is VILE!!!

Lesbians are not infertile, stupid. If they are inseminate with donated sperm they have just as much chance of becoming mother as any heterosexual woman does, and apparently a greater chance than I'll ever have. I haven't used any contraceptive methods for more than 12 years...

"Liberals" support choice, not abortions, idiot!!! I am very far from a Liberal; in my country they are sometimes to the right of the Conservatives. I am a true Leftie; a Socialist, and I support choice, not abortions per se. I would have LOVED to have a child when I was in my twenties and thirties. I never managed to keep a fetus past the 11th week, though. Now I feel I'm too old to be able to take care of a kid; I will be sixty at her/his 18th birthday. See, I think about the child-to-be first, and then about me.

However, if I, miraculously, became pregnant, I don't think I'd be able to abort it. Shows how much I think about that child-to-be, right?
I still support other women's right to choose for themselves though.

4/29/2011 12:16:31 PM

Old Viking

It's often hard to tell what it is that he's lying about.

4/29/2011 12:42:53 PM

Bine

And I thought my understanding of the English language was pretty good, being Swedish... There are times I have to read the comments in order to understand what the the heck the quote is about - this is one of those times!
So, thank you, all commenters! Oh, and death to Pat Roberson and his ilk!

4/29/2011 1:33:03 PM

NonProphet

1. Lesbians can and do have children, as the article states.

2. If married women are having abortions, it's by choice. Does Pat Robertson honestly think that women are being forced to abort? WTF, Pat.

3. Oh, yea... Bodily Domain. Look it up, Pat, and we'll watch your head explode.

4/29/2011 2:37:54 PM

Skatepunk

Increased tolerance drives Pat Robertson nuts.

I almost feel bad for him. Almost...

I can't believe people are still ranting about Obama after only 2 years. So far he accomplished NOTHING that the right claims he's trying to do other than getting us out of Iraq.

4/29/2011 2:39:14 PM

Rat of Steel

(Katherine Lorraine)
"As despicable as this sentiment is - I hope Pat Robertson has a heart attack and dies."


As much as I agree with you, one should consider the immortal words of Eddie Valiant: "You need a heart before you can have an attack".

4/29/2011 7:17:58 PM

Sasha

A level playing field with what? Dinosaurs like Pat here?

I thought we had stopped measuring a woman's worth by her uterus.

4/29/2011 8:28:39 PM

The Jamo

What kind of brain-dead argument is this? WTF!!!

4/29/2011 10:14:15 PM

louislois

Whatever....

4/29/2011 10:53:00 PM

Mrs. Antichrist

You could make up all kinds of insane theories... or you could just ask us why we support abortion rights. But that would be too easy, wouldn't it?

4/30/2011 2:59:17 AM

PAnz

the Left’s “culture of death.”


And the right's "culture of stupidity"

4/30/2011 8:34:58 AM

vana

Somebody should get this guy some reputable stats on abortion. 61% of women who get abortions already have one or more children.

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html

4/30/2011 1:36:54 PM



Isn't Ann Coulter not married? So that would mean that she's the same as a lesbian? Really, Pat. That makes no sense. Why do people listen to these morons?

4/30/2011 2:09:42 PM

Brianisha

Chavanist Asshole. Shouldve been hit by a bus when Falwell died.

4/30/2011 4:42:17 PM

TheJebusFire

What...?

4/30/2011 8:39:18 PM

HoJuSimpson

@WMDKitty I legit said that out loud halfway through reading this

5/1/2011 1:42:25 AM



You know, something about this reminds me of that line by Jubal Early in Firefly:

“Man is stronger by far than woman, yet only woman can create a child. Does that seem right to you?”

Don’t know why I think of that. Guess it seems like something ol’ Pat here would agree with.

5/1/2011 5:16:34 AM



Originally posted by Bine

And I thought my understanding of the English language was pretty good, being Swedish... There are times I have to read the comments in order to understand what the the heck the quote is about - this is one of those times!

Oh, it has nothing to do with your understanding of English. The thing is very nearly word salad. There is no logic inherent in anything this guy has said.

5/1/2011 5:20:41 AM

B K

What? I mean, WHAT? What on earth does he think we women are competing for?

5/1/2011 6:06:58 AM



What advantage does she have over a married woman?

What’s with all the complaints about teen and single mothers if marriage is a prerequisite for pregnancy?

5/1/2011 7:04:54 AM

Giveitaday

Robertson says, “That’s exactly right. And so if these married women don’t have children, if they abort their babies, then that kind of puts them on a level playing field.”

And that entails exactly what, Pat? What does this "level playing field entail"? Do you even know?

5/1/2011 9:58:33 AM

Hive

These people are gonna be so pissed someday when biologists figure out how two people of the same sex can have a baby without gametes from the opposite sex. That time is coming, and then you won't be able to say that lesbians need men for anything, even to reproduce (except you'll still try to say that, of course).

If a woman is a lesbian, what advantage does she have over a married woman?

Well, not having to live with a sexist prick like you, basically.

5/1/2011 4:36:49 PM

Lotus-Thing

...I can have a baby any time I want, even though I am not partial to men. My uterus works just fine, kthx.

I don't /want/ a baby right now because I'm not financially or emotionally equipped for motherhood at this point in my life. There's a difference between can't, does not want to, and not quite dumb enough to try at this time.

5/2/2011 6:55:33 PM
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