As part of her remarks during one of many pro-abortion rallies dotting the country on Tuesday, Democrat Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii took the opportunity to boast about delivering a pro-abortion message to children as young as eighth grade.
Tuesday saw more than 400 #StopTheBans rallies across the United States, organized by Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and the ACLU to protest the wave of strong pro-life laws pushed and enacted in various states over the past year, most recently in Alabama and Georgia.
Hirono spoke at the rally that took place outside the U.S. Supreme Court building, during which she relayed an unusual encounter with a group of Hawaii schoolchildren.
“I just met eighth-graders at a public school in Hawaii, and I told them I was coming for a rally in front of the Supreme Court, and they said, ‘Why?’” she told the crowd. “And I said it’s because we have to fight for abortion rights, and they knew all about it.”
“And I asked the girls of that group of eighth-graders, ‘How many of you girls think the government should be telling us women, when and if we wanna have babies?’” she continued. “And not a single one of them raised their hands. The boys who were there, I said, ‘You know, it’s kind of hard for a woman to get pregnant without you guys.’ They got it. ‘How many of you boys think that government should be telling girls and women when and if we’re gonna have babies?’ And not a single one of them raised their hands.”
The rally attendees applauded Hirono’s tale of asking pre-high-school children to affirm support for abortion-on-demand.