Maher offers sympathetic nod to pro-lifers following March For Life: ‘Doctor told my mother I shouldn’t be born’

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Despite reportedly making some jokes about the March for Life during his opening monologue, left-wing comedian Bill Maher claimed during Friday’s edition of “Real Time” that he’s actually sympathetic to the movement …

“This is the people who hate abortion,” he said of the thousands of Americans who attended the March for Life in Washington, D.C., earlier that afternoon, according to Fox News. “I’ve said this many times and liberal senators get mad at me — ‘You’re a little squishy on abortion.’ Yeah, I’m a little squishy.’ I’m pro-choice, but I get it.”

What he gets, he continued, is that the pro-life issue isn’t like allegedly less controversial issues such as man-made climate change, which according to the left is a settled matter.

“This is not like homosexuality. … It’s not like the environment, where you just have to close your mind to the science,” he explained. “I get it. It’s becoming a life. It’s not a life yet, but it’s becoming a life. I’m somewhat sympathetic to it. The doctor told my mother I shouldn’t be born.”

Video footage of these remarks had not yet been released publicly as of Saturday afternoon. What was available, though, was a discussion between Maher and several panelists, including pro-life conservative commentator Erick Erickson.

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“Life is a big issue for me,” Erickson said while trying to explain to Maher and the other panelists why he won’t even consider voting for former Vice President Joe Biden in the upcoming 2020 election.

Like almost every other Democrat, Biden is now pro-abortion, though decades ago he used to be pro-life.

“If Joe Biden were the Joe Biden of 20 years ago … the Democrats don’t understand, they would wipe out the Republican Party if you had a pro-life Democrat because a lot of people don’t like the president will vote for him on this issue, who don’t even really like the Republican Party anymore,” Erickson added.

Maher replied by saying that Democrats should at least try to be less transparent about abortion and other issues.

“Or at least don’t talk about abortion like you like it,” he argued. “They used to know how to do that better. Clinton knew how to do it.”

During their tenure in office during the late 1990s, then-Democrat President Bill Clinton and then-first lady Hillary Clinton described abortion as a “fundamental constitutional right” but cautioned that it ought to be “safe, legal and rare.”

But these days, Democrats seem to have no qualms about being upfront about how they really feel regarding abortion:

“Same thing with guns,” Maher continued on “Real Time.” “Don’t talk about it with such glee, you know, like, ‘Oooh, we’re going to take all the guns, we can’t wait to kill all the babies!”

The inconsistent remarks from Maher — who claims to be sympathetic to the pro-life movement yet supports efforts by the Democrats’ to hide their true agenda behind phony rhetoric — came hours after the March for Life concluded.

This year’s march was particularly notable because of the presence of President Donald Trump, who’s become the first president in American history to speak at the annual event.

“All of us here today understand an eternal truth: Every child is a precious and sacred gift from God. Together, we must protect, cherish, and defend the dignity and sanctity of every human life,” the president said during his speech.

“When we see the image of a baby in the womb, we glimpse the majesty of God’s creation. When we hold a newborn in our arms, we know the endless love that each child brings to a family. When we watch a child grow, we see the splendor that radiates from each human soul. One life changes the world. From my family — and I can tell you, I send love and I send great, great love.”

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