Fighting for womens’ rights — the unborn womens’ rights.

Scottie Nell Hughes talks to CNN's Wolf Blitzer on June 8, 2016. (YouTube)

Scottie Nell Hughes talks to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on June 8, 2016. (YouTube)

Tea Party radio host and Donald Trump surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes argued on Wednesday that the Republican candidate would make a better president for women who haven’t even been born yet.

“We actually are fighting for womens’ rights — the unborn womens’ rights,” she told former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D). “We are pro-life for a reason. We want all women to have the chance to live. And men as well. So yes, I consider him to be very feminist when it comes to the pro-life era.”

I guess all you men should be happy you made afterthought status. Well, the unborn men at any rate. I don’t think living, breathing people are counting for much here.

The discussion then circled back to womens’ health care, with Hughes saying that that Trump would improve health care choices for women by replacing the Affordable Care Act — a.k.a “Obamacare” — with a more “competitive” system that would allow states to create their own system.

Oh, that will work well. uStates has such a great track record of coordinated, cohesive social programs and safety nets across all states. How deluded do you have to be to say such utter shite with a straight face? I suppose having a blank brain helps.

“You need to separate womens’ health care from abortion,” Hughes responded. “If they are sitting there doing tax-funded abortions, those should be shut down.”

Oh, when is this going to stop? Federal funding is not used to perform abortions. How many times has this been said now? Emphasized over and over and over.

Via Raw Story.


  1. rq says

    Women’s health care shouldn’t include abortion? Huh, that’s weird -- I thought the opposite. My bad! :P
    These people honestly don’t hear themselves.

  2. Athywren - not the moon you're looking for says

    Is it just me, or does this bit -- “We want all women to have the chance to live. And men as well.” -- kind of sound like an argument in favour of mandatory fertilisation? And how does throwing everything down to the state level make any of it be about choice? This shouldn’t be about a state‘s right to choose, but women‘s.

  3. dianne says

    (Reads title, very optimistically.) Cool! Finally someone willing to address Zika and prenatal care for uninsured or underinsured women. Perhaps she’s got vision and will be willing to take on the up to 80% miscarriage/failed implantation rate. Yay! health care and research funding!

    (Actually reads the article.) Oh, that’s not what she meant.

    Do not be alarmed. I never REALLY thought Hughes had any interest in protecting actual fetuses and embryos, female or not.

  4. tbtabby says

    They want it to be done at the state level because state governments are agreeing with them. It’s not that they want to be free from government tyranny. They just want to BE the government tyrants. And if they’re so concerned about the unborn deserving a chance, does that mean they’re willing to increase welfare and social safety nets to help those kids have a fair chance AFTER they’re born?

    Didn’t think so.

  5. dianne says

    kind of sound like an argument in favour of mandatory fertilisation?

    That would make an interesting dystopian story premise: a world where saying no to sex if you’re fertile is murder and everyone has a duty to seek out as many conceptions as possible. Not something I’d want to see in real life, though.

  6. johnson catman says

    re: Dianne @5:
    Every sperm is sacred! And apparently every ovum also!

  7. dianne says

    You know, if you took the concept far enough, it might end up with mandatory abortion. Consider: Quality and quantity of life are not important in the Christian world view. If every fertilized egg has a soul and the object of life is to create the most souls, then it is irrelevant whether the egg is flushed out with the next period or goes on to implant, be born, and live longer than Jeanne Calment. And incubating a pregnancy for 9 months makes that person unavailable for another conception…best make abortion mandatory as soon as the pregnancy can be verified. With proper ritual burial of the remains, of course.

  8. rq says

    How about I just ovulate regularly without getting pregnant, and someone can just pray for the half-soul of each ova each month. With extra for all those ova that will never mature before I manage to die.

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