Republican senator Tom Cotton has recently come out with some very, to say the least, interesting views on abortion.
The Arkansas GOP senator stated his thoughts on conception in a recent interview with Meet the Press. In the interview, he claims that life begins at conception, and that those little cells deserve constitutional rights.
Where do we begin?
In the May 19th interview with Meet the Press host Chuck Todd, Cotton criticized the so-called “unelected” judges of the Supreme Court for allowing the US to perform procedures such as abortion without “democratic debate.”
“Like a lot of folks here in Arkansas, I’m pro-life,” says Cotton in the interview. “And I think a basic responsibility of government in a civilized society is to protect innocent life.”
“What I’m most proud of here in Arkansas is that we have recognized that the frontiers of medical science are being pushed back.”
Rather than the decision being made on a federal scale via the Supreme Court, Cotton believes that abortion should be addressed on a state-by-state basis by their respective elected representatives.
According to Cotton, the existing laws on abortion were “wrongly decided as a constitutional matter” by the Supreme Court.
I personally believe that life does begin at conception, that’s the standard that most Republicans who have held the presidency in modern times have held as well. Now, we understand there are certain tragic cases like rape or incest or where a mother’s life is in danger that we ought to make an account for — that was the position that Ronald Reagan has as well.
Cotton claimed in his interview that “a vast majority of Americans” felt the same way as he and the other Arkansas senators did on the matter.
Social media clearly says otherwise.
Tom you are despicable. Victims should not be revictimized. They shouldn’t have to wear the crime committed and explain it forever@TomCottonAR
Tom Cotton Rape Victims Shouldn't Have Right To Abortion: 'I Recognize Not Everyone Shares My Views' https://t.co/tVzK1mFqwt
— there is no spoon (@pknganameishard) May 20, 2019
Tom Cotton said that rape victims should not be allowed to get an abortion and then he said this:
“I understand that not everyone shares my views.”
You’re darn right we don’t bc the vast majority of us are not bigoted assholes who hate women.
— 🌊MirandaResists 🇺🇸 (@proud_libtard20) May 20, 2019
Men like Tom Cotton are the reason I wish men could get pregnant! Abortion wouldn't be an issue at all. Nor day care or FMLA! https://t.co/yVH4QrThvk
— Grumpy Old Salt (@drj0nes57) May 20, 2019
#MTP Yes, Chuck Todd, please have Tom Cotton on to fear monger and war monger and lie about abortion and then don't call him on the lies. Two guys talking cluelessly about abortion. Grrrrrr.
— Mary Mauro (@CitizenMauro) May 19, 2019
turned to @msnbc to see what was going on and of course @chuckTodd was lapping up pure BS by @SenTomCotton who doesn't give one shit about anyone but his war hawk buddies and spreading more BS about abortions. @MeetThePress
— Fats sings Whole Lotta Lovin' On BlueBerry Hill (@jimmywhiz) May 19, 2019
Tom Cotton is outraged that "unelected judges" have made abortion legal, rare, and safe.
Tom Cotton will be ecstatic if those same "unelected judges" overturn Roe v Wade.
Let's make Tom Cotton unelected.
— Mitchell Robinson (@mrobmsu) May 19, 2019
Recent Pew Research data has shown that 58% of Americans feel abortion should be legal, invalidating Cotton’s claims. It is also very evident by the backlash that Cotton has received since his interview that, in the grand scheme of things, a good majority of Americans identify as pro-choice.
Yet another case of a man trying to control women’s reproductive rights and not knowing what he’s talking about. He clearly needs to enroll in Samantha Bee’s Sex Ed for Senators class right away.