Liberal CNN host Chris Cuomo ranted on Monday that the Supreme Court’s decision this week to take up a case out of Mississippi that could lead to the overturning of Roe v. Wade caters to the “far-right, white-fright vote.”

Cuomo also vented that pro-life supporters are engaged in a “culture war” and use the life issue as a “political lever” and a “distraction.”

Here’s the full quote from Cuomo:

“You would think we would’ve empaneled experts on a special commission by now to see what the science says, right? But we don’t seem to have the intellectual curiosity about this issue, because it’s not really about science,” Cuomo asserted.

“It has become a culture war. It’s a political lever to use as a distraction from policy and solving problems to allow people to get up in their religion and their righteousness over any sense of what science suggests,” he added.

“Again, it’s not about science or consensus. It’s about dividing lines, legislating to the far-right, white-fright vote.”

Chris Cuomo’s allegation that the reason pro-life supporters want to protect preborn life is because they wish to impose their religion on others, not because of science, is a great calumny. In fact, pro-life supporters care about saving preborn babies from abortion precisely because the science says that life begins at conception.

Let’s start with the very Mississippi law which is at the heart of the controversy, and will be considered by the Supreme Court this fall.

The law, the Gestational Age Act, argues based on science, that preborn babies are members of the human species. The act states:

  1. Between five (5) and six (6) weeks’ gestation, an unborn human being’s heart begins beating.
  2. An unborn human being begins to move about in the womb at approximately eight (8) weeks’ gestation.
  3. At nine (9) weeks’ gestation, all basic physiological functions are present. Teeth and eyes are present, as well as external genitalia.
  4. An unborn human being’s vital organs begin to function at ten (10) weeks’ gestation. Hair, fingernails, and toenails also begin to form.
  5. At eleven (11) weeks’ gestation, an unborn human being’s diaphragm is developing, and he or she may even hiccup. He or she is beginning to move about freely in the womb.
  6. At twelve (12) weeks’ gestation, an unborn human being can open and close his or her fingers, starts to make sucking motions, and senses stimulation from the world outside the womb. Importantly, he or she has taken on “the human form” in all relevant aspects.

Was any argument from “religion” or “righteousness” made in these medical findings which the Mississippi law recounts?


The act makes the that case that, scientifically, preborn babies are human beings and are therefore worthy of protection under the law.

Additionally, the scientific experts already know that life begins at conception. As The Daily Citizen previously reported, one study “found that 96% of biologists believe that life begins at fertilization.”

No panel of experts is needed. The science is already settled.

The Daily Citizen also previously explained that the Supreme Court could land on a range of possibilities now that it has chosen to hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. “Could the court conceivably overturn Roe? Yes. Is it likely? It’s impossible to tell at this point. History tells us not to pin our hopes on the court in cases like this,” we noted.

“Perhaps more within the realm of reason is the court rolling back the viability standard to some earlier time, or allowing states the leeway to regulate abortion pre-viability, as in, for example, by prohibiting abortions based on prenatal diagnoses of Down syndrome and other fetal abnormalities.”

Christians and other pro-life supporters don’t need to make religious arguments in favor of defending preborn life. We can make these arguments from science. That’s why Chris Cuomo is wrong.

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