On Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher show on HBO, during a discussion of the recently passed Virginia law that requires an ultrasound be performed on every candidate for abortion in the hopes that the mother might decide not to go through with the procedure, economist Stephen Moore was booed by a number of audience members when he expressed the view that generally it would be a "good thing" to convince women not to have abortions, noting the feelings of regret women often feel afterwards. (Video below)
Inspiring boos, Moore innocuously declared:
Yeah, but you have to agree, if we can, steps we can take to make, to help women re-decide about whether they're going to have an abortion, that's a good thing. There are a lot of women who have abortions who really regret doing it afterwards.
After the audience reaction, he continued: "There's no question about it. You know that's true."