MSNBC guest Laurie Kilmartin had the network’s hosts cracking up when she announced that she wants to “make sweet love” to the person who leaked the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade opinion — “and joyfully abort our fetus.”
The 56-year-old writer for Conan O’Brien is a single mother to a teenage boy.
Host Ayman Mohyeldin had cited an opinion piece on the network’s website that claimed Republicans use the Supreme Court to pass legislation that is too unpopular to survive the democratic process and asked Kilmartin if she agreed.
“Do you agree that this is going against the undemocratic will, but this is the only way Republicans can achieve this?” Mohyeldin asked.
“Yeah, I guess so,” Kilmartin replied before discussing her bizarre sexual fantasy.
“Here’s my feeling about the leaker. I would like to find out who the leaker is, so I could make sweet love to that person, because that person is a hero to me. Okay?” Kilmartin began. “And if the leaker — a lot of people are saying it could be a conservative — if the leaker is a Republican, and if I get pregnant during our lovemaking, I will joyfully abort our fetus, and let them know.”
Kilmartin was referencing a theory that the leaker was a conservative hoping pressure justices that may have been wavering on their vote to end Roe v. Wade.
Mohyeldin and the other guests laughed at the remark.
“I don’t know if that answered your question,” Kilmartin continued. “I probably didn’t.”
The host replied that it was “a little off-topic.”
Later in the segment, Kilmartin urged Democrats to follow the lead of the Irish Republican Army (IRA).
“Well, this is controversial, but I think that every Democratic member of Congress who’s over the age of 87 should go on a hunger strike for abortion rights, because let’s face it, they don’t have much longer anyway. You might as well go out a hero in a blaze of glory. Be the Bobby Sands of abortion,” she said.
Sands helped the IRA to plan a 1976 bombing of the Balmoral Furniture Company in Belfast. He died during a hunger strike in prison.