Olbermann Says Parents of Pro-life Woman Should Have Visited Planned Parenthood

Ex-MSNBC News Anchor Keith Olbermann went after pro-life pundit S. E. Cupp on Twitter this week saying that the pro-life view she expressed during a recent episode of the Joy Behar Show was a “demonstration of the necessity of the work Planned Parenthood does.”

Now that’s a terrible thing to say about anyone.

It implies that Olbermann thinks S. E. Cupp’s parents should have gone to Planned Parenthood and “taken care of her” rather than giving birth to an obviously intelligent and courageous young woman, who also happens to be pro-life.

Olbermann is now with Current TV, which is owned by former Vice-President Al Gore.

S. E. Cupp responded to Olbermann’s offensive tweets in a special segment:

One more thing to note: besides calling out Current TV, Al Gore and Olbermann to apologize for his remarks, S. E. Cupp also says Planned Parenthood and the National Organization for Women should break their silence and condemn such hateful speech.

After all, Planned Parenthood claim to be “pro-woman” but apparently have no problem when pro-life women are subject to degrading and unjustified attacks.

At least pro-lifers –unlike Keith Olbermann and his posse– are consistent: everyone deserves respect.

  • Adrrya

    But…didn't a pro life senator or house member (I don't remember which) say that only "hookers" went to Planned Parenthood? I don't think that's very respectful of women either. But I do agree, it is hypocritical to say you are for women, yet only defend those who agree with you.

    • livewell8

      It was Glenn Beck who said this…

      The comment came as Beck played audio from O’Donnell’s show of the MSNBC host claiming he had “friends who depend on Planned Parenthood.” Beck cut off the audio right there and offered his two cents:

      “Stop just a second. Hookers? Who? Who depends on Planned Parenthood? ‘I’ve got 400 abortions that I have to have. I’ve got these children that I have to have aborted. I depend on Planned Parenthood.’ Lawrence O’Donnell has friends that depend on Planned Parenthood.”

      • Adrrya

        Oh yes that's right thank you, I got that confused with the whole "90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does is abortions" quote. I believe Jon Kyl said that.

        • livewell8

          Yes.

  • Mike Hamilton

    Olbermann’s remarks may be tasteless and cruel, but they are very typical of liberals. I’ve long noticed that, in their eyes, everyone holding a different worldview or opinion than theirs is unworthy of respect.

  • gabriella v

    I am an adoptive mother of two and I am sure thankful their birthmothers thought of them as human and not a “choice”

  • Jurinne

    Mr. Olberman is a human being and is precious to God. He deserves his life. And pro-lifers deserve their's. You see, true pro-lifers believe in the dignity of ALL human life, and that includes the lives of pro-abortion activists. Mr. Olberman's comments are an embarrassment to all people whether pro-life or pro-abortion. We all deserve to be treated with respect. He should apologize for his crude remarks which at the very least imply that pro-lifers do not deserve to be alive. I guess he would be happy if I were dead.

  • That is pretty bad what he said. What I don’t get is that S.E. Cupp calls herself a atheist but defends Christianity’s morals in her book. “Cupp describes herself as an atheist[1][3] who “really aspires to be a person of faith some day.”[4][5] She is an Italian-American,[6]” “I am an atheist. I have been an atheist for fifteen years. … I believe … that Judeo-Christian values, religious tolerance, an objective press, the benevolence of Christianity, and civility and decency make for a better American democracy.” “As an atheist myself, I like to think I adhere to the same Judeo-Christian values that most of religious America does.” (From Wikipeida)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._E._Cupp

    That is good that she aspires to be a person of faith some day. Being of faith is not just something we look to in the future. We need to make the choice right now. I would agree that Judeo-Christian values make for a better American democracy. But I don’t see why you would defend something you don’t yourself believe in. Jesus did not come to give us some morals to live by or some type of humanitarian Christianity. He came to die for our sins and to bring us in communion with him and the rest of the trinity. The morals we live by come after we understand that we want to love Jesus by living out those morals. Most likely seeing as she is a Italian-American she has Catholic parents/grandparents. That goes to show how badly the Catholic Church failed a generation or so. But all of that is changing and it starts with all of us. Believing Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox who believe in what Jesus did for us and wants for us and living that mission out.

  • There’s nothing but a blank spot where a video used to be and I can’t find a trace of this on youtube either. Anyone know where I’d find the transcript or another copy of this video?