On Wednesday, far-right Christian blogger Matt Walsh, who has penned pieces for Ben Shapiro’s The Daily Wire and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, praised the new Alabama law banning abortions and punishing doctors with up to 99 years in prison so severe that it does not allow for exemptions in cases of rape or incest.
According to the Raw Story, Walsh wrote in a tweet, “If a 12 year old is raped by her father and the father takes her to get an abortion, the evidence of the crime will be destroyed and he will go on molesting his victim for years. If however the child is born, his crime will be discovered and she will be rescued from the abuse.”
Walsh presented his argument without evidence, but claimed that “this exact kind of scenario happens all the time” and that Planned Parenthood is “more than happy to assist an abuser in covering up abuse.”
Walsh backed his accusations against Planned Parenthood with an article by Live Action, which comprehensive media watchdog Media Bias Fact Check has labeled as containing “moderate” levels of conspiracy theory and “mild” levels of pseudo-science.
“Live Action’s sole mission is to discredit Planned Parenthood and to advocate for Pro-Life policies,” the site notes.