Joy Reid is fanatically pro-abortion. But what of Ann Coulter? The answer might surprise you.
Just one Reid quote: “This isn’t pro-life; it’s forced birth.”
But is she really pro-life? If so, why has she been at odds with the pro-life movement for fully two decades?
In 2000, Coulter vilified GOP presidential candidate Gary Bauer and other pro-lifers who were seeking a constitutional remedy to abortion. Her essay was titled, “Must Christian conservatives be fascists?” Coulter’s purpose was to preserve George W. Bush’s candidacy from the wrath of the abortion industry.
Ever since, Coulter has subordinated pro-life considerations to whatever matters she considers more immediate or more expedient. Coulter has, in fact, rejected many potential pro-life candidates for others she deemed more electable.
For purely political reasons, Coulter blamed pro-lifers for Republican defeat in 2012, writing, “Can you learn to say, ‘no exceptions’ or rather, ‘no abortions with exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother?’ Learn that. Memorize that. Stop waxing philosophical when you’re running to make laws.”
Yes, Coulter blamed pro-lifers for Romney’s defeat: “The last two weeks of the campaign were consumed with discussions of women’s ‘reproductive rights,’ not because of anything Romney did, but because these two idiots [Akin and Mourdock] decided to come out against abortion in the case of rape and incest.”
Moreover, Coulter thinks life in the womb is a “philosophical” argument and wants pro-lifers to be pragmatic by permitting human beings who are conceived in rape to be aborted. Coulter’s disregard for human life is clear in her pretzel-twisted logic:
“No law is ever going to require a woman to bear the child of her rapist. Yes, it’s every bit as much a life as an unborn child that is not the product of rape. But sentient human beings are capable of drawing gradations along a line.”
Gradations? Coulter refuses to drawn the clear and distinct lines that science and scripture dictate: human life is human from the point of conception.
Yet Ann (“I am totally pro-life”) Coulter continues to attack pro-lifers.
Coulter has written multiple tweets and columns questioning the motives – and character – of Republicans opposed to abortion. Coulter calls them “pathetic,” “weak-kneed” “sissies” and “pussies” trying “to prove their toughness by being pro-life.”
Coulter demonstrated her unscrupulousness and willingness to betray any principle for the sake of political expediency, tweeting, “I don’t care if @realDonaldTrump wants to perform abortions in White House after this immigration policy paper. http://bit.ly/1EvT3Ja.”
Coulter passionately attacked conservatives for pursuing a pro-life agenda. Coulter began her rant ridiculing those who seek to defend the lives of the unborn by saying, “I am getting very, very bored with [conservatives] being bad asses on abortion.”
“these Republicans who want to prove what hairy-chested conservatives they are by endlessly talking about immigration [she meant abortion]. No, we have won that, Republicans. We have won it within the Republican Party and that’s all we’re gonna be able to win it in until Roe v. Wade is overturned.”
“They are cowards. They’re unimaginative. They’re not very smart.”
“… their big thing is to keep talking about this abortion thing. Well, that’s great if it were 1977. I’d think you’re really brave and you’re doing a great thing. But I kind of think you’re just a putz imitating what was good forty years ago at this point.”
Why would Ann, who often treats people out of the womb so callously, care about those who are still in the womb?
[See Case Study #: “Life Issues,” Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter. See also “Coulter Disses Pro-Lifers – Again!” “Coulter’s Assault on Pro-Life Movement Continues,” and “Ann Coulter Still Blind to Abortion.”]
 Ann Coulter, MSNBC, 2/9/97.
 Ann Coulter, “Don’t Blame Romney,” 11/7/12.
 Ann Coulter tweet, 8/16,/5, 12:36 p.m.
 Ann Coulter, Mornings on the Mall, WMAL, 7/24/15.