Melissa Harris-Perry: Abortion is "basic core skill"

Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC contributor and a professor at Wake Forest, is known to us as that woman who wore the tampon earrings that time. Today, though, she really upped her game by telling MSNBC viewers that med school students should be forced to learn how to perform abortions.

During her MSNBC’s Lean Forward on April 11, host Melissa Harris-Perry questioned Physicians for Reproductive Health’s Dr. Anne Davis on a North Carolina bill that would prohibit the “basic core skill” of abortion at state medical schools. The two described abortion education as a “core part” or a “core skill” five times during the five-minute seventeen-second interview.

To begin her rant, Harris-Perry whined about pro-life advances this year.

“We’re not even one-third of the way through 2015,” she said, “and already more than 330 provisions to restrict access to reproductive services have been proposed.”

As an example, she pointed to North Carolina’s House Bill 465 that would prevent state medical schools from “perform[ing] or supervis[ing] the performance of” abortions.

“If that bill is enacted, the implication for our medical system could be unprecedented,” she warned.

Students should learn to perform abortions in medical school because it is a “basic core skill,” regardless of whether or not that student will be specializing in anything related to the gynecological field. Got it?

Of course, it’s easy to see what’s happening here: the last year or so has been a pretty big one in terms of getting the pro-life cause rallied, and states are passing laws tightening restrictions on clinics that perform abortions (something that is well within their right to do, as even the head of the Democratic Party admits). In retaliation to the movement to make sure the best quality of health care is provided in those case that abortions are performed, the Left wants to make sure every doctor knows how to perform one so that there is easier access.

In what world would it make sense to force someone who is hoping to be a neurologist or immunologist to learn to do something that 1) some people find morally reprehensible and 2) they will more than likely never have to deal with ever? Ideally, not this one, but then again our world does seem to slip further and further into madness.

Regardless of how appalling this is, there is a bright side: We’re freaking them out enough to shout this nonsense from the rooftops.

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