A Fox News Channel panel became heated Thursday as two conservative hosts on "The Five" clashed with their liberal colleague over the Planned Parenthood controversy.
Passions were ignited when Geraldo Rivera accused Eric Bolling of being against federal funding for Planned Parenthood because he is pro-life. Bolling was not in the mood for an on-air battle.
"Can you not do this again today? Can you not do this again today?" he asked.
Rivera continued hammering away at him.
"I'm not commenting on abortion, Geraldo!" Bolling quipped. "I'm commenting on selling body parts!"
"What is a good abortion to you?" Rivera interjected. "What is a good abortion? What is a good abortion, Eric?"
[sharequote align="right"]"I hope you live long on the backs of dead fetuses, Geraldo!"[/sharequote]
Bolling said a "good abortion" is one that saves the mother's life.
"You know what a good abortion is? A good abortion is sitting in a clean place, where the woman's health is protected! As opposed to a back alley! As opposed to a back alley where the woman dies with some butcher cutting her to pieces!" Rivera said.
"This is baloney!" he continued, insisting it was part of a "plot to make abortion an issue" in the 2016 elections.
Things calmed down momentarily until conservative host Greg Gutfeld joined in the discussion, contending a woman shouldn't be permitted to make the decision to donate her aborted fetus for medical research.
"That's crazy!" Rivera insisted, arguing such donations are necessary to advance medicine. "I want a cure for cancer. I want a cure for heart disease."
"At any cost? God bless you. I hope you live long on the backs of dead fetuses, Geraldo!" Gutfeld said.
"Why don't you bury your head in the sand and ignore the reality of research gets done!' Rivera rebutted.
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