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10/06/2015 05:17 am ET Updated Oct 06, 2015

Trevor Noah Points Out Huge Republican Hypocrisy

"Imagine if we could bring some of that pro-life passion into being more, well, pro-life."

There's a classic liberal saying: Republicans' interest in life begins at conception and ends at birth. 'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah pointed out on Monday that there might be some truth to that aphorism.

Noah criticized Republicans like presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and House Speaker hopeful Rep. Jason Chaffetz for using videos allegedly showing Planned Parenthood employees selling tissue from aborted fetuses for medical research to push the government to defund the nonprofit organization. The videos turned out to be doctored, but that hasn't stopped anti-abortion advocates from hawking them.

Noah then wondered why politicians who call themselves pro-life don't focus their efforts on another potentially lifesaving measure: gun control. Unlike the Planned Parenthood videos, there is hard evidence that guns are deadly. 

"Imagine if we could bring some of that pro-life passion into being more, well, pro-life," he said. "But right now, they're more like comic book collectors. Human life only matters until you take it out of the package, and then it's worth nothing."

 

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