Joy Behar Asks Why Republicans Want Women ‘Back in the Kitchen Barefoot and Pregnant’
Joy Behar, one of the co-hosts of “The View,” sparked controversy after candidly talking about the “heartbeat” bill that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp sign into law.
Due to Kemp’s decision, which is set to take effect next year, women will not be able to get an abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy (the time when a fetal heartbeat can be detected).
“Liberals always want to believe science when it comes to climate change” but often ignore it when it comes to abortion and when life begins, said Meghan McCain.
ALYSSA MILANO’S REACTION
Soon later, actress and activist Alyssa Milano showed her discomfort with Kemp’s pronouncement on Twitter, asking women to go on a “sex strike” to protest the abortion law.
“Our reproductive rights are being erased. Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy. JOIN ME by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back. I’m calling for a #SexStrike. Pass it on,” tweeted Milano.
Our reproductive rights are being erased.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 11, 2019
Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy.
JOIN ME by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back.
I’m calling for a #SexStrike. Pass it on. pic.twitter.com/uOgN4FKwpg
JOY BEHAR’S THOUGHTS ON THE NEW LAW
Behar also took the chance to address the situation during the May 13 show when she said that men were having “a war” against women and even asked why the Republican Party “trying to set women back” decades.
“Why do they want us back in the kitchen barefoot and pregnant? Why? What are they so threatened by?” the co-host asked the audience and the rest of the panel, a question that Meghan McCain replied.
THE DEBATE BETWEEN BEHAR AND MEGHAN MCCAIN
She said that the topic was a matter of perception of when life begins. “For me, I believe that life starts at conception,” added McCain, but Behar quickly interrupted her saying that Republicans wanted to “regulate” her body, “but why don’t they regulate guns, for example?”
CNN’s Ana Navarro, who was a guest host during the show, pointed out that even though she was “pro-people doing whatever they want,” the abortion topic was complicated. She added that she didn’t like to “reduce this issue to black and white.”
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McCain fired back saying that, for her, abortion was murder and that it should be grey in it. Whoopi Goldberg also chimed in and said that nobody was telling McCain that she couldn’t feel or believe the way she wanted.
Finally, John McCain’s daughter said that “Liberals always want to believe science when it comes to climate change” but often ignore it when it comes to abortion and when life begins.
ALYSSA MILANO CALLS FOR “SEX STRIKE”: The actress is calling for a sex strike to protest Georgia’s restrictive new “fetal heartbeat” law — the co-hosts discuss if this is the right way to protest. https://t.co/f8u2wc159S pic.twitter.com/A9UAZB0ohL— The View (@TheView) May 13, 2019
WHOOPI GOLDBERG FORCED TO CUT TO A COMMERCIAL BREAK
It is not the first time that McCain is involved in a very heated debate during the show. In late-April, the panel was talking about the findings of the Mueller’s report when McCain lost her cool.
Since the conversation became heated, Goldberg was forced to cut to a commercial before things escalated.