MSNBC’s Joy Reid claims late-term abortion is a ‘made up term’

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MSNBC’s The Reidout host Joy Reid claimed Tuesday that “late-term abortion” is a “made up” term.

Reid was discussing Senator Lindsey Graham’s new abortion bill, “Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children From Late-Term Abortions Act,” that she called a “dangerous and ugly, desperation move.”

Graham’s bill limits abortion far later than recent state “heartbeat bills” and includes several exceptions for women who have been victims of rape, incest, or when their life is in danger.

Reid criticized Graham for his past statements. He stated, “Just one month ago Lindsey Graham, South Carolina senator, was okay with states like Michigan taking such issues to the people. “

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She shared a past clip of Graham saying, “I have been consistent. I think states should decide the issue of marriage and states should decide the issue of abortion. “

Reid commented on his statement, saying, “Okay, today that guy, the guy who says he’s been totally consistent, now thinks it’s a great idea for Congress to go on ahead and pass a federal ban on abortion and mandating a criminal penalty of up to five years in prison to any person who helps facilitate an abortion.” She then shared a clip of Graham discussing his bill and explained, “Here’s my take.” I think we should have a law at the federal level that would say ‘after 15 weeks, no abortion on demand.'”

Reid responded by saying not only is the bill misleading in the way it uses the phrase “late-term abortion,” but the term itself is inaccurate.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., questions U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing examining the Department of Justice on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 27, 2021.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., questions U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing examining the Department of Justice on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 27, 2021.
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“The name of Graham’s bill includes the phrase ‘late-term abortions,’ which is not accurate. Reid stated that fifteen weeks is not a late term abortion and should not be used as such. This shouldn’t surprise anyone coming from the man who is probably most cravenly opportunistic politician after Marco Rubio or Mitch McConnell. “

Reid continued to slam Graham’s character as a politician.

“Flip-flopping political positions is Graham’s m.o.,” Reid claimed. “Under the fake-folksy exterior he’s just that man. Back in 2016, he famously told the American people to hold him accountable for blocking the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court because it was too close to the election. “

Minority Leader of the United States Senate Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader in the United States Senate
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She added later, “So just know that Graham’s dangerous, ugly, desperation move is the most definitive evidence you are ever going to get that Republicans know that abortion, not inflation, not crime, abortion will be the most important issue for voters in November. Period. “

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