Video: Megyn Kelly Smacks Down Gloria Allred

posted at 11:02 pm on February 1, 2010 by Danny Glover

Four months of maternity leave didn’t mellow Megyn Kelly in the least. The Fox News anchor smacked down abortion advocate Gloria Allred today in the debut of her own show, “America Live,” during a segment about a pro-life ad set to air during Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Allred claims that the Focus on the Family ad, which features Florida University football star Tim Tebow and his mother, Pam, is “misleading” even though she hasn’t seen it.

The ad reportedly will tell the story of how Pam Tebow decided not to abort Tim even though doctors told her the pregnancy could endanger her life. Allred is threatening to file complaints with the FCC and FTC if the ad airs but does not mention her allegation that aborting the pregnancy at the time in the Philippines would have been a crime.

Kelly poked holes in Allred’s take on the ad throughout the video. She asked whether Allred believes a woman’s right to choose extends to choosing life, why she would object to someone airing an ad with a religious message, and why abortion advocates don’t air a competing ad if they are so bothered by the Tebows’ message.

“As you know, that’s the bedrock of the First Amendment,” Kelly said. “The answer to speech you don’t like is not less speech; it’s more speech.”

But the highlight of the segment comes at about the 4:30 mark. Allred ridiculously in effect argued that if Focus on the Family insists on airing an advocacy ad during a sports event, it should be compelled to air the equivalent of a mini-documentary explaining Philippines law.

Kelly’s response: “No ad can tell the entire story about the law as it stands in the Philippines. … It’s just a practical impossibility, Gloria, which would lead many to say that this is a PR stunt by you.”


[Glover blogs at The Enlightened Redneck. Follow him on Twitter.]


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The pro-abortion crowd is making a HUGE mistake. How many non-football fans now know the Tebows’ story that would have never seen the ad? Sometimes all publicity is good publicity. By protesting so vociferously on so many channels and levels, they have made, I would guess, about 4 times as many people aware of their story than would have known otherwise.

And I’m pro-choice – you have the right to choose to have sex in conditions and situations where you can get pregnant even if you don’t want to get pregnant. You can choose to have unprotected sex in a car, hotel or bedroom. Choose away.

But once you’ve made that choice, and you do get pregnant, if a woman aborts it, I believe that’s murder . . .

PastorJon on February 2, 2010 at 3:40 PM

abortion advocate

C’mon. Abortion rights advocate. I think abortion is vile, but let’s not suggest that people who think it should be a right actually want to encourage the use of that right.

Mark Jaquith on February 2, 2010 at 6:01 PM

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