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Anti-Abortion Leader Opposes Birth Control Pills (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life, said on Jan. 28 that certain forms of contraception, including IUDs and birth control pills, should be illegal (video below).

Hawkins was a panel member on MSNBC when host Joy Reid asked pro-life and pro-choice guests if they believed contraception should be legal.

"I believe certain forms could be legal, yes," Hawkins stated. "I don’t believe abortion-causing contraception should be legal."

Reid asked Hawkins: "What kind of contraception are you talking about?"

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"That would be hormonal contraception," Hawkins replied. "IUDs, which terminate the life of an early embryo."

"You think IUDs should be illegal?" Reid asked.

"I don’t think they should be legal," Hawkins insisted. "They put women at risk and they kill children."

Reid asked Hawkins about birth control pills, and Hawkins stated: "I do not think it should be legal, I actually think that it shouldn’t be legal, but that's not what we're talking about..."

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Hawkins tried to change the subject, but Reid asked for a clarification: "Kristan, Kristan, Kristan, we can't talk at the same time, I just want clarity. You think that the pill and the IUD should be illegal, right?"

"In my ideal world, yes," Hawkins answered. "But I don't think that's actually something we're actually working towards in the pro-life movement. In the pro-life movement, we're working towards abolishing abortion."

Hawkins shared a conspiracy theory in January 2016 at the West Coast Students For Life Conference about Planned Parenthood's supposed plan to get young women on birth control so that they will eventually have STD testing and abortions at Planned Parenthood clinics, noted Right Wing Watch.

In 2009, Hawkins told Fox News how dangerous nationalized healthcare would be for her son Gunner, who has cystic fibrosis, because people in countries with universal healthcare have trouble seeing doctors:

As we've learned with the nationalized healthcare systems in Great Britain and Canada and alike, nationalized healthcare severely reduces your access to see doctors because of long wait lines and because of financial restraint. So, Gunner not seeing doctors when he needs to see them would dramatically lower his life expectancy.

A 2010 Commonwealth Fund study found the U.S. ranked behind Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Great Britain in health care "quality, efficiency, access to care, equity and the ability to lead long, healthy, productive lives."

On Jan. 20 2016, Hawkins warned anti-abortion voters on Townhall about supporting Donald Trump:

It’s not going to be a "huge win" for the tiny babies that get torn up in their mother’s wombs if Trump is the GOP nominee. It’s not going to be a win for the mothers who are faced with the enormity of their decision. And it certainly won’t be a win for pro-lifers, who will be faced with Hillary Clinton vs. Hillary Clinton.

Hawkins joined Trump's "pro-life advisory" board, CBN noted in September 2016.

Sources: MSNBC via YouTube, Right Wing Watch, Fox News via YouTube, Commonwealth Fund, Townhall, CBN / Photo Credit: Kristan Hawkins/Facebook

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