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Ivy League Professor: GOP Supports Abortion Ban to Regain 'White Supremacy'

Megyn Kelly, Kirsten Powers, and Monica Crowley expressed disbelief over the attempt to link pro-life supporters with racists.

On Tuesday, the Republican-controlled House voted to impose a nationwide ban on abortions after 22 weeks of pregnancy. The measure, however, will not be considered by the Democrat-led Senate, and President Obama has said he would veto it. Democrats criticized Republicans for what they see as a new attack on abortion rights. In a recent MSNBC panel discussion on the bill, University of Pennsylvania professor Salamisha Tillet suggested that this is a racial issue.

She expressed the possibility that Republicans support abortion bans so that white women will keep having babies, thereby "reproducing whiteness, white supremacy, white privilege."

Megyn Kelly, Kirsten Powers and Monica Crowley were all seemingly stunned by that remark, with Megyn asking, "How stupid is that statement!? There is nothing true or accurate about it."

Powers pointed out that if someone were a white supremacist, they would support abortion because the CDC's figures show "disproportionately" more African-American women having abortions, compared to white women.

"It's like if you don't want black babies aborted, you're a racist and if you're pro-life, you're racist. Why can't they just accept there are actually some people who think you shouldn't be aborting a baby after 22 weeks?" Powers asked. She recalled a few years ago when a pro-life group was harshly criticized by the left for putting up a billboard in Times Square "basically saying abortion was wiping out black babies."

Crowley said Tillet is so "blinded by her left-wing ideology that she can't see the facts."

The White House called the late-term abortion ban an "assault on a woman's right to choose," which Powers called the "same talking points" from the left on this issue. She said most Americans are against abortions after 22 weeks, and left-wing groups simply want to attack instead of trying to argue the merits of a very important issue.

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