MSNBC Pushes Disinfo About MO Pregnancy Law, Domestic Violence Stats

Tuesday’s edition of Morning Joe catered to lefties once again by promoting abortion, disregarding the importance of the family, and making false claims about certain laws to further push their pro-infanticide stance. Leading the charge was former Missouri senator now MSNBC political analyst, Claire McCaskill (D).

Before she threw her fit, Politico’s White House bureau chief and Way Too Early host Jonathan Lemire brought up past comments made by Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance (R) regarding the family, marriage, and domestic violence (click expand):

In his best-selling book Hillbilly Elegy, Vance describes his grandparents’ marriage as chaotic and violent, even telling one story where his grandmother lit his grandfather on fire, who had to be saved by their 11-year-old daughter. Vance explains that their marriage improved by the time he was born, and he credits them as being a stable force in his life. 

In a statement to Vice News, the Vance campaign responded in part “as anyone who studies his issues knows, domestic violence has skyrocketed in recent years, and is much higher among non-married couples. That is the trick I reference, that domestic violence would somehow go down if progressives got what they want. When in fact, modern societies war on families has made our domestic violence situation much worse. Any fair person would recognize I was criticizing the progressive frame on this issue, not embracing it.”

He added: “I’m an actual victim of domestic violence in my life. I have seen the siblings, wives, daughters, and myself abused by men. It’s disgusting for you to argue that I was defending those men.” 

After reading Vance’s remarks, especially the statistics on domestic violence, Lemire asked political analyst Elise Jordan her thoughts.  Jordan first expressed her disgust for Vance, calling him a “troll” and exclaimed, “I really don’t want to give these comments more air than necessary.”

As for the Republican Party’s view on women, she said “I don’t even know if it’s just the Republican Party, but a lot of these laws around the entire country that are coming to light.”

This was when she called on Claire McCaskill to explain one “very disturbing” law in Missouri, which allegedly states that “pregnant women can’t divorce their spouses even if they are being abused if they’re pregnant.”

Jordan’s statement on the law is false. If people look at this fact-check on the law, they will learn that the law just delays divorce proceedings until the birth so child custody can properly be discussed. It does not bar pregnant women from divorcing their spouses.

Jordan’s tee-up led to McCaskill trashing Missouri’s life-saving stance, saying: “it is the home of government-mandated pregnancy, it’s the home of the government telling young girls who have been repeatedly raped by a relative or a stepfather that they must carry that child to term, it is the home of crazy when it comes to how the Missouri legislature has looked at women.”

Now, it is important to recognize that rape and these other dangerous situations women face are horrible. However, if a life is created out of such a situation, an innocent life, why must that life suffer? Does that life not have value? It only leads to an even more traumatic experience for the victim.

Furthermore, notice how McCaskill refers to the unwanted pregnancy as carrying “that child to term.” She calls it a “child” and not a “fetus.” This is surprising considering that “fetus” is a favorite term used by pro-abortionists to justify the unborn child’s status as a “clump of cells.”

After her condemnation, she then struck down Vance’s domestic violence claim with “domestic violence has not skyrocketed.” Looks like she has to read the article that the network she works for put out on October 2, 2021, which confirms Vance’s claim. Unfortunately, domestic violence has increased.

She then slammed Vance’s statement, despite she and Jordan repeatedly saying they didn’t want to dwell on it:

Secondly, the idea that women having more power in this country has somehow made children worse, that the economic changes that have allowed women to escape violent marriages and protect their children. I am someone who has watched children die because of domestic violence because the women did not have the ability to escape violence.

It is essential to protect women and children from bad situations. The family is such an important foundation for one’s life. While life being created out of a bad situation is traumatic, leftists’ views on family and abortion are even more destructive.

This example of the left’s complete disregard for life was sponsored by Allstate and Angi.

Click “expand” to view the full transcript.

MSNBC’s Morning Joe
July 26, 2022
6:28:13 am Eastern

JONATHAN LEMIRE: In his best-selling book Hillbilly Elegy, Vance describes his grandparents’ marriage as chaotic and violent, even telling one story where his grandmother lit his grandfather on fire, who had to be saved by their 11-year-old daughter. Vance explains that their marriage improved by the time he was born, and he credits them as being a stable force in his life. 

In a statement to Vice News, the Vance campaign responded in part “as anyone who studies his issues knows, domestic violence has skyrocketed in recent years, and is much higher among non-married couples. That is the trick I reference, that domestic violence would somehow go down if progressives got what they want. When in fact, modern societies war on families has made our domestic violence situation much worse. Any fair person would recognize I was criticizing the progressive frame on this issue, not embracing it.”

He added: “I’m an actual victim of domestic violence in my life. I have seen the siblings, wives, daughters, and myself abused by men. It’s disgusting for you to argue that I was defending those men.” 

So, that is his lengthy statement, Elise Jordan, but obviously his remarks, so striking, raised a lot of eyebrows. What’s your sense of it as to how reflective they are about where the Republican Party is right now about women? 

ELISE JORDAN: Well, I think JD Vance is a troll, so I really don’t want to give these comments more air than necessary, because that’s what he wants us to do. He wants us to sit around and talk about the most incendiary things that he says. As to where the Republican Party is, I don’t even know if it’s just the Republican Party, but a lot of these laws around the entire country that are coming to light.

And I wanted to ask Claire about a law in Missouri that pregnant women can’t divorce their spouses even if they are being abused if they’re pregnant. What is that, can you explain that because in the aftermath of Roe versus Wade, reading about that law was very disturbing. 

CLAIRE MCCASKILL: I can’t explain it. I mean, there is no explanation for what Missouri is doing. They’re going—it’s—it is the home of government mandated pregnancy, it’s the home of the government telling young girls who have been repeatedly raped by a relative or a stepfather that they must carry that child to term, it is the home of crazy when it comes to how the Missouri legislature has looked at women. 

But—and I know, Elise, we don’t want to give JD Vance a bunch of airtime on this, but I’ve got to tell you, first of all, we’ve got to correct what he said. Domestic violence has not skyrocketed. 

Secondly, the idea that women having more power in this country has somehow made children worse, that the economic changes that have allowed women to escape violent marriages and protect their children. I am someone who has watched children die because of domestic violence because the women did not have the ability to escape violence. 

So, this notion that he thinks he belongs in the United States Senate today when he says that somehow women who are in a violent relationship for the sake of their children should stick it out, it’s disgusting, and Ohio needs to wake up, because this is really scary, nutty stuff. This makes Trump kind of look normal in some ways. 

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