[See NewsBusters for more.] Jose Diaz-Balart used his Tuesday show on MSNBC to urge the Supreme Court to consider non-legal reasons in a case presents a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. To add credence to such claims, Diaz-Balart and correspondent Jake Ward argued that science supports abortion, although their definition of science left much to be desired.
Ward had just presented a pre-recorded clip where he did a profile of a Chicago woman who claimed that having a third child would be harmful to her financial situation. This, not the biological question of when life begins, is what Ward meant by science, "Jose, researchers here at UCSF say that for women across the country, if the Mississippi law is upheld, more than 20 other states may follow and at that point, we're probably looking at hundreds of women a day beginning a process of falling into more and more desperate circumstances. That is what the science, not the rhetoric, seems to say."