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What Is It Then? CNN Contributor: ‘When a Woman Gets Pregnant, That Is Not a Human Being inside of Her’

"Cuomo Primetime" on CNN, May 6, 2019. (Screenshot via YouTube)

Last night on CNN’s Cuomo Primetime, during a discussion on the recent passing of “heartbeat bills” in various states, former speaker of the New York City Council and CNN contributor Christine Quinn made the bizarre claim that “When a woman is pregnant, that is not a human being inside of her.” It’s hard to believe that anyone could make such a bizarre claim, but here is the segment:

So when is a mother pregnant with a human being? If it’s not a human being what is it? A unicorn? An elf? Some extra-terrestrial life-form? Just a meaningless clump of cells?

Liberals can’t even decide how many genders there are, or what constitutes a human being, yet they accuse conservatives being anti-science over issues they don’t like to be challenged on. For example, to the left, climate change is settled science, end of discussion. Abortion is clearly no different since they seem content to deny humanity to a child who hasn’t been born yet.

Opposite of Quinn on the issue was former Pennsylvania Senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who tried to explain that the issue of abortion is about the life of an unborn child. “Millions of children are dying, Christine,” Santorum said when things got heated. “This is a human life,” he added, and Cuomo and Quinn strongly objected to that characterization.  When Santorum explained that it is a unique human being in the woman, Quinn shook her head and said, “No, it’s not.”

Cuomo gave Quinn the last word. “Let’s be clear here, Rick … When a woman gets pregnant, that is not a human being inside of her. It is part of her body. And this is about a woman having full agency and control of her body and making decisions about her body and what is part of her body with medical professionals.”

When do Quinn and Cuomo believe humanity is finally bestowed upon a child? Only after leaving the womb? Well, that can’t be right, because Democrats, even those running currently for president, oppose born-alive infant protection legislation. Despite this, Cuomo himself objected to President Trump’s recent language about babies who survive botched abortions and are left to die, even though it is exactly what Virginia governor Ralph Northam endorsed earlier this year.

Denying the humanity of a child in the womb—a child with a heartbeat, a brain, its own DNA—is a repugnant denial of science in favor of a political agenda.


Matt Margolis is the author of The Scandalous Presidency of Barack Obama and the bestselling The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. His new book, Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy, will be published in July 2019. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis