In our new Play of the Day series Lady Parts Justice League will explore the key players Donald Trump has chosen to surround himself with: his advisors and the people being appointed to his cabinet, all of whom have a deep of history of being strongly anti-choice. The building of Sauron’s Army.
Kellyanne Conway – Position in Sauron’s Army: Saruman.
Conway has been a long time commentator and Right Wing pundit; spouting incorrect and emotional non-facts as if they're truths. She specializes in riling up the Orc Army. We feel riled up just thinking about it.
Before becoming Donnie Trump’s campaign manager, Conway had endorsed Ted Cruz for his presidential run. You remember Ted Cruz, no exceptions for abortion, including rape. Super casual stance.
Prior to being on the Cruz ship (probably similar to that cruise trip where it overflowed with poop) Conway was defending Todd Akin and his “legitimate rape” comments. I think we all can remember (because it burned a hole inside our souls) Akin’s comments that if it was a REAL rape happening, a woman’s body would magically shut down and not allow itself to get pregnant. Conway was right there saying, yeah, totally!
Conway is also a huge disseminator of the lie that women are having more and more sex-selective abortions in the United States (and that pro-choice people are pushing for it). She said in an interview “You’ve got all these little baby girls being killed just because they’re little girls in this country”. The sex selective abortion myth is one fueled by Conway, among others, primarily targeting Asian American populations in the United States and using racist stereotypes to make abortions harder to access for women.
Conway gets a glowing recommendation from Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the Susan B. Anthony List. (If you haven’t heard of Susan B. Anthony Listers, they’re the exact opposite of what you would think, not women supporting, rather very women hating, Oh Susan, extremely anti-choice.) Dannenfelser says of Conway “I have known and trusted Kellyanne Conway my entire professional life”. Says Grima Wormtongue of Saruman.
* Kellyanne Conway graphic by Monica Mohan @MonicaMohanStudio