Friday on HBO’s Real Time, host Bill Maher stated, in the context of the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, that he’s never “thought life itself was particularly precious,” and that “until you’re born, you’re not living.”
Maher said, “I mean, we talk about the Constitution and laws and rights and it really just comes down to, do you like women or do you like babies? For me, I, personally, maybe this is an outlier attitude, I never have thought life itself was particularly precious. I don’t. I’m sorry, I don’t. … I really don’t. I mean — no, I’m serious. I think life is for the living. Until you’re born, you’re not living. I mean, yes, it’s becoming a life, but it’s not. And we wouldn’t miss you if you’re not born. Because we never knew you, you’re not going to miss anything. Because you never were born. I’m serious. It’s — so, that’s my [position]. I get that that’s not most people’s position.”
He later added that “if you like babies, then you’re pro-life, and if you like women, you’re pro-choice. I like women.”
“Until you’re born, you’re not living”? “If you like babies, you’re pro-life, and if you like women, you’re pro-choice”? For a man who makes a lucrative living ridiculing conservatives as stupid and credulous, these are among the stupidest and most nihilistic statements anyone has ever made.