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A CNN "New Day" interview with Janet Porter, a spokeswoman for Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, went off the rails Tuesday morning when she brought co-host Poppy Harlow's unborn child into the mix and decried allegations against Moore.
What was said about abortions?
Porter defended Moore and went after the credibility of those levying sexual misconduct allegations against the former Alabama judge.
Porter attempted to frame the conversation around abortion after invoking Harlow's unborn child during introductions.
"Congratulations on your unborn child,” Porter told Harlow, who is eight months pregnant. "That’s the reason why I came down as a volunteer to speak for Moore, because he will stand for the rights of babies like yours in the womb where his opponent will support killing them until the moment of birth."
Harlow, apparently taking the comment in stride, continued welcoming Porter to CNN, and began grilling her about Moore accusers.
After a lengthy conversation about the validity of accusations against Moore, Porter later attempted to steer the conversation back to abortion, but Harlow wasn't having any of it.
"Here’s a question that should be asked," Porter began. "If you care about child abuse, you should be talking about the fact that Judge Roy Moore stands for protection."
"Not only of our Second Amendment rights so we can protect ourselves against predators; for the rights of babies, like your eight-month baby that you’re carrying now," she continued. "[Democrat] Doug Jones says that you can take the life of that baby, and we should pay for it with Planned Parenthood, who wants to sell us the organs—"
Harlow interrupted Porter's stumping for Moore and responded, "Let’s leave my child out of this."
What was said about accusations of sexual misconduct?
Discussing Moore accusers, Harlow asked Porter to respond to the allegations, as well as to the women who made them. Porter questioned the credibility of the women who spoke out against Moore and said that the media needed to look further into the allegations.
"One of the jobs of journalists is to not just take an Academy Award performance at face value," Porter said. "You need to dig into the facts."
In response, Harlow noted those who have corroborated accusers' stories, but Porter danced around the topic of whether she believed any of the accusers.
"We need to make it clear that there’s a group of non-accusers, that have not accused the judge of any sexual misconduct or anything illegal," Porter explained.
The Alabama special election for the Senate seat is Dec. 12.