Behar compares US abortion ban to women killed in Iran

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Joy Behar told her co-hosts Friday on TBEN’s “The View” that they “should stand in solidarity in this country for men who are trying to control us with their abortion laws” as they discussed the demonstrations in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini.

Amini was reportedly beaten by the police and died last week because of her hijab.

Speaking about the protest and CNN’s Christiane Amanpour refusing to wear a headscarf for her scheduled interview with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, co-host Ana Navarro said: “Christiane Amanpour is an inspiration to me, to women around the world. There was a time when you didn’t see women covering international news and holding these kinds of interviews with international heads of state with their feet up to the fire. She has been doing this for 30 years now. She is an anchor of international news. She’s a pioneer, and I think she realizes her role and the symbolism of what that means, and I think it was an act of solidarity with what’s going on in Iran. We should all stand in solidarity with what is going on in Iran.”

Behar said, “Well, we should stand in solidarity in this country for men who are trying to control us with their abortion laws.”

Navarro said, “Let’s not make that comparison.”

Behar said, “Why not?”

Navarro said, “Because those women are killed there.”

Behar said, “I’m not saying they’re equal. I’m just saying we need to look at what’s happening in our own country because these men will try to control women.”

Navarro said, “I agree, but for me it’s very different conversations.”

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