Bill Donohue

On his April 12 HBO show, “Real Time,” Bill Maher justified the killing of innocent children. Speaking of pro-life Americans, he said, “They think it’s murder, and it kind of is. I’m just okay with that. I am. There [are] 8 billion people in the world, I’m sorry, we won’t miss you. That’s my position on that.” He did not volunteer to make a personal contribution to that end.

Maher’s sincerity is appreciated, if not his promotion of violence. He knows, as every honest person who agrees with science knows, that abortion is the taking of innocent human life.

The most famous person to warn of overpopulation, Thomas Malthus, was opposed to abortion as a remedy. Perhaps that’s because he was an Anglican minister. Maher is an atheist.

Maher has more in common with Paul Ehrlich, the most famous overpopulation zealot in recent times. He predicted in 1968 that “hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death” in the next decade. It never happened. In fact, obesity spiked in the 1970s. Like Maher, however, he recommended aborting more children to “solve” this alleged problem.

Maher makes abortion rights advocates jittery. On his show, two guests, Gillian Tett and Piers Morgan, admitted they are fans of abortion rights, but when Maher said he was okay with the killing of innocent kids, they branded his position “quite harsh.” They did not explain what was harsh about it.

It is dishonest to say that some abortion rights advocates are not happy to be pro-abortion. They most certainly are.

  • In 1975, Anne Nicol Gaylor, the atheist co-founder of Freedom from Religion Foundation, wrote a book titled, Abortion Is A Blessing. Feminists such as Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem loved it.
  • In 2009, the newly appointed president of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Rev. Dr. Katherine Ragsdale, wrote that “abortion is a blessing.”
  • In 2019, an obstetrician-gynecologist-abortionist, Lisa H. Harris, writing in the New York Times, said, “I know that for every woman whose abortion I perform, I stop a developing human being from being born. I know that for each of them [her patients], there was a second entity there—a baby, a person, a potential life, a life, depending on your beliefs.”
  • In 2021, Dr. Ghazaleh Moayedi testified before the House Oversight Committee on abortion. She told the panel that “for thousands of people I’ve cared for, abortion is a blessing, abortion is an act of love, abortion is freedom.”
  • In 2022, Sarah Lopez testified before the House Oversight Committee and labeled her abortion “an act of self love.” She said “it was the best decision I ever made.”

Yes, there are people who really love abortion, and some readily confess that its victims are innocent children. Maher is just the latest to do so.

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