Rosie O’Donnell Show Compares Post-Abortion Guilt to Blaming Rape Victims
by Tim Graham | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 5/29/11 11:41 AM
On Thursday’s edition of Rosie Radio on XM/Sirius, Rosie O’Donnell discussed talk show host and comedian Chelsea Handler’s recent statement in a New York Times interview that she had an abortion when she was sixteen and still feels she made the right choice. Rosie and her executive producer Janette Barber agreed that it was courageous of Handler both to reveal the abortion and to say she doesn’t regret it.
But when the Rosie crew took a call from woman who had several abortions in her late thirties and early forties and feels guilty about it, Barber really lost it, and compared that guilt to blaming a rape victim’s outfit for rape:
JANETTE BARBER: To me, it’s almost like saying, ‘Yeah, why were you in that alley in short shorts when you got raped?’
O’DONNELL: Well, it’s different, because one is preventable and one isn’t, right? If you’re in an alley and you’re raped, you don’t have any control –
BARBER, not budging: But [people will say] ‘ your problem was you shouldn’t have gone in the alley, you shouldn’t have worn that outfit…’
You know it’s bad when Rosie O’Donnell sounds like the voice of reason. She hired this person to call shots for her. A few minutes later, Barber added: