Article courtesy of National Review, by Jonah Goldberg.
Maybe the makers of The Big Bang Theory don’t watch Meet the Press.
Hillary Clinton got into a bit of trouble earlier this month when she told Meet the Press host Chuck Todd that “the unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.”
Clinton was merely noting that some restrictions are permitted under the law. But the real kerfuffle was over the idea that a person can exist in America without any rights — or that fetuses are people at all. The International Planned Parenthood Federation cautions activists to avoid the “p” word. It’s not a person until it’s born or, as Senator Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) once suggested, until you bring it home from the hospital. Until then, it’s a fetus or uterine “contents.” Planned Parenthood advises that activists not say “abort a child,” preferring “terminate a pregnancy” or some such.
Clinton is rarely that blunt. She usually likes to use the term “women’s health.” That way she can claim that people who are against abortion-on-demand are against “women’s health.” Anyway, it was hardly a big controversy — more like a Twitter dust-up. That’s probably why the writers of the hit CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory missed it.