Howard Stern challenges ‘crackpot’ anti-abortion Supreme Court justices to raise unwanted children

Howard Stern challenges ‘crackpot’ anti-abortion Supreme Court justices to raise unwanted children

When far-right Justice Amy Coney Barrett replaced the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court in 2021 — giving GOP-appointed justices a 6-3 majority — abortion rights defenders feared that it was only a matter of time until Roe v. Wade would be overturned. And sure enough, Justice Samuel Alito, Politico reported on May 2, has written a majority draft opinion making a case for overturning Roe. Radio shock jock Howard Stern is among the media figures who has been weighing in on this political and legal bombshell, challenging the High Court’s anti-abortion justices to raise unwanted children.

On the May 3 broadcast of “The Howard Stern Show” — which airs on SiriusXM — the shock jock left no doubt that he believes overturning Roe is a terrible idea. And he didn’t mince words.

“If guys got raped and pregnant, there’d be abortions available on every corner…. a different clinic that would take care of the problem,” the 68-year-old Stern told listeners. “How women would vote for this agenda is beyond me. Who the hell wants to carry a baby that you do not want? And again, the people who carry these babies who don’t want them, don’t raise these kids — and then, we’re stuck with them.”

Politically, Stern’s views are a mixture of centrist and libertarian. Although vehemently critical of political correctness on the left and sympathetic to moderate conservatives, Stern — who ran for governor of New York State as a Libertarian Party candidate in 2004 — has no use for far-right social conservatives or Christian nationalists. And even though former President Donald Trump was a frequent guest on “The Howard Stern Show” in the past, Stern is no fan of the MAGA movement and the far-right turn that Trump took politically. Trump, during the 1980s and 1990s, was more of a Blue Dog Democrat.

Stern, during his May 3 broadcast, railed against anti-abortion Republicans who “don’t give to charity” and “don’t raise these kids.”

“How did we get to this point?” Stern asked. “How much more are we going to take? How much more of this bullshit that some hillbilly in South Dakota gets a more important vote ‘cause he lives in South Dakota? Let me tell you something, here’s what I say: All the unwanted children should be allowed to live at the Supreme Court building with those justices, and they should raise every one of those babies. That crackpot Clarence Thomas and that wife and all of them — they can raise those babies that they want.”

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