During the 10th round of Democratic debates in Charleston, South Carolina, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts condemned employers suggesting women should abort their babies to keep their jobs. While repeating a debunked claim that she was fired as a teacher for being pregnant, she attacked former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for allegedly telling an employee to kill her baby.
“This is personal for me. When I was 21 years old, I got my first job as a special education teacher. I loved that job. And by the end of the first year, I was visibly pregnant. The principal wished me luck and gave my job to someone else. Pregnancy discrimination? You bet,” Warren said. “So I packed up my stuff, and I went home. At least I didn’t have a boss who said to me ‘kill it,’ the way that Mayor Bloomberg alleged to have said to one of his pregnant employees.”
“I never said that,” Bloomberg responded.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 26, 2020
Warren has been a staunch advocate for free and unfettered abortions in the United States. In her “Women’s Reproductive Rights” plan, Warren calls on Congress to enshrine the right to an abortion in the Constitution.
Not only did Warren ironically contradict her own policy platform, but she promulgated a debunked myth that she was fired for being pregnant. According to old school board meeting notes, Warren was offered a formal teaching contract in April 1971 and resigned in June of that year.