Sen. Tom Cotton took to the Senate floor today to denounce corporations (and anybody else) that have announced opposition to state laws attempting to effectively end availability of abortion, as Arkansas’s legislature has done.

He claims only cultural elites and corporations are behind “pro-abortion extremism,” not “normal citizens.” They hate families and want people to be devoted to work, in Cotton’s view.

On the contrary. Normal citizens, according to every poll, support continuation of abortion rights, albeit sometimes with restrictions. Normal citizens, particularly those of child-bearing years, want to protect the ability of women to control their own bodies. Many good family people, despite Cotton’s assertion, support abortion rights. Many circumstances enter into these difficult decisions, virtually never with the sort of callousness that Cotton tries to portray of those who support choice.


There’s some ugly stuff here — unvarnished Cotton.