The tragic death of Robin Williams has been a topic that’s transcended just about every media platform. Even while listening to my usual sports radio guys here in Dallas, they spoke in great length about the tragedy.
But, of course, there are those who are going to try to exploit the public exposure of his death to benefit their own agendas.
Which is exactly what the “pro-life” Life News did by trying to imply that an abortion Robin Williams and his then girlfriend had agreed to in the 70’s have might have played a factor in his depression and dependency on alcohol and drugs.
According to Talking Points Memo, Life News’ Kevin Burke wrote, “Many are aware that Williams struggled for years with serious addiction issues. However a lesser known fact is that one of those demons was an abortion that took place in the 1970’s.”
Now, normally I would link the original article as well, only it seems to have been taken down. When you search for the article this comes up:
But when you click on that link, this is what you get:
So it seems after posting such ridiculous nonsense that they were either forced to take the post down, or the public backlash was so great that they removed the article.
Apparently what Burke did was take a quote from 2008 when Williams was talking about how he behaved while drinking alcohol and twisted it to make it seem as if he might have been referring to the abortion from the 70’s.
During that interview Williams said, “You know, I was shameful…You do stuff that causes disgust, and that’s hard to recover from. You can say, ‘I forgive you’ and all that stuff, but it’s not the same as recovering from it.”
And that’s what this Burke character tried to spin, writing, “Williams may have been making a thinly veiled reference to what society tells us does not exist…his post abortion trauma and complicated grief.”
Even though in the interview he makes it clear that he was talking about his behavior while drinking.
But even if you go to this site, it’s nothing more than far-right propaganda advocating for the complete violation of a woman’s right to have control over her own body. So it doesn’t surprise me that they would try to exploit the death of Robin Williams for their own selfish ambitions.
I guess while they like to call themselves “pro-life,” they sure don’t seem to be anti-propaganda. Their attempt to disgustingly try to use Robin Williams’ tragic suicide to benefit their anti-constitutional agenda shows just how repulsive of a site this really is.