There are plenty of negative traits one can ascribe to MSNBC host Toure – a penchant for making irrationally racist comments, for instance – but recent comments about the prenatal death of his child show callousness not often broadcast to the public.
In a disturbing celebration of Roe V. Wade’s 40th anniversary, Toure shared a personal experience from about 15 years ago. His ex-girlfriend, who he declared “wasn’t the one”, had just had an abortion; and he described his own child’s legal murder as one of the highlights of his life.
“I thank God and country,” he said, “that when I fell into a bad situation, abortion was there to save me.”
His arrogance and lack of compassion are on full display in that one statement. On top of openly being more concerned about his comfort than a child’s life, Toure has the audacity to thank God for such an atrocious act.
This self-centered clown used his platform, however limited that may be on MSNBC, to share a view much of this country considers to be utterly inexcusable. Nonetheless, he spewed the nonsense that, had the abortion not happened, the resulting pregnancy would have made “a mess of three lives.”
To avoid that, he and his ex-girlfriend simply decided to eliminate the one life that did not have a vote.