On Friday’s “Real Time” show on HBO, host Bill Maher said he never “thought life itself was particularly precious.” And “life is for the living. Until you are born, you do not live. I mean, yes, it becomes a life, but it doesn’t. And we wouldn’t miss you if you hadn’t been born.
Maher said: “Because it’s a visceral thing. I mean, we talk about the Constitution and laws and rights and it really comes down to, do you like women or do you like babies? For me, personally, this is perhaps an aberrant attitude, I never thought that life itself was particularly precious. I do not know. I’m sorry, no. … I really do not know. I mean – no, I’m serious. I think life is for the living. Until you are born, you do not live. I mean, yes, it becomes a life, but it doesn’t. And we wouldn’t miss you if you hadn’t been born. Because we’ve never known you, you won’t miss anything. Because you were never born. I’m serious. It’s – so, it’s my [position]. I understand that is not the position of most people.
He later added that “if you like babies, then you’re pro-life, and if you like women, you’re pro-choice.” I love women.”
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