Bill Maher mocks Republicans for shifting ‘super unpopular’ abortion stance

Talk show host Bill Maher criticized the ever-shifting Republican stance on abortion for not remaining in an “absolutist position.”

Friday’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher included a discussion on the Arizona Supreme Court ruling abortion illegal even in the case of rape and incest. The only exception is for mothers whose lives are at an immediate risk. Notably, former President Donald Trump claimed the ban goes too far, but Maher suggested it was at least his party’s goal all along, likening them to “the dog that caught the car.”

“For 50 years, they talked about getting rid of abortion. They did it and it’s super unpopular, and now they have to basically lie,” Maher said. “I mean, Trump — some of his statements on this — it sounds like what he said about healthcare: ‘Make both sides happy … 15 weeks seems to be a number people can agree.’ Can he lie his way out of this?”

Trump appointed three of the Supreme Court justices who decided the ruling that overturned the federal protection for the procedure in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Vice President Kamala Harris visited Arizona on Friday to also put the blame for Arizona’s ban on Trump.

“A lot of people think it’s murder. That’s why I don’t understand the 15-week thing, or Trump’s plan is, ‘Let’s leave it to the states.’ You mean, so killing babies is OK in some states?” Maher went on. “I can respect the absolutist position. I really can. I scold the Left when they say, ‘Oh, you know what, they just hate women, people who aren’t pro-choice.’ They don’t hate women. They just made that up. They think it’s murder, and it kind of is.” 

Maher implied his own abortion-rights stance when he said he was “OK with that.” Piers Morgan was also on the panel and has previously proclaimed to be abortion-rights.

“I mean, there’s 8 billion people in the world. I’m sorry, we won’t miss you,” Maher said. “That’s my position on it.”


The Arizona House has failed twice to repeal the abortion ban. Currently, Republicans hold slight majorities in both chambers of the state’s legislature.

As it stands, any person convicted under this law could face two to five years in prison.

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