Reid Compares Abortion Ban to Mussolini Demanding Women Bear for the State
REID: "You know, Susan, I think it's an excellent point because part of the motive, part of the thing that doesn’t get put in when people talk about fascism is that it isn’t just not believing in elections and wanting to have a strong man who remains leader forever and is unquestioned and elections don’t matter, there was an aspect, particularly of Mussolini-style fascism, of demanding that women bear for the state, right, bear more children for the state, particularly white European women, bear more children for the state. We literally even have that, and that is being aggressively pursued by Republicans in state after state after state in a way that is even scaring some Republican women and saying, 'Whoa, hold on a second. This has gone too far.' When you have all these aspects of it, talk about the extent to which that abortion question has motivated Republican women to maybe rethink their blind loyalty to the party."