Behar compares US abortion bans to women killed in Iran

Joy Behar told her co-hosts on ABC’s “The View” on Friday that they should “stand in solidarity in this country for the men who are trying to control us with their abortion laws” while discussing the protests in Iran after the death of Mahsa Amini.

Amini was reportedly beaten by police and died last week because of her hijab.

When discussing the protest and CNN’s Christiane Amanpour’s refusal to wear a headscarf for her scheduled interview with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, co-host Ana Navarro said, “Christiane Amanpour is an inspiration to me, to women around the world. There was a time when you wouldn’t see women covering international news and having these kinds of interviews with international heads of state, with their feet in the fire. She’s been doing it now for 30 years. She is an international news presenter. She’s a trailblazer, and I think she realizes what her role is and the symbolism of what that means, and I think it was an act of solidarity with what’s going on in Iran. We should all be in solidarity with what is happening in Iran. »

Behar said, “Well, we should stand together in this country for the men who are trying to control us with their abortion laws.”

Navarro said, “Let’s not make that comparison.”

Behar said, “Why not?”

Navarro said, “Because those women over there are getting killed.”

Behar said, “I’m not saying they’re equivalent. I’m just saying we have to watch what’s happening in our own country as well, because these men will try to control the women.

Navarro said, “I agree, but for me, these are very different conversations.”

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