… [T]here’s a grand canyon of difference between Obama, who’s very pro-choice, and, for example, the Republican ticket this year, which would give 14th Amendment rights, whatever that means, life, liberty, and property rights, to a fetus that had just been – or rather, an egg that had just been fertilized, right after sex, if you will.
And to have that notion that that would be a person under this personhood thing that [Paul] Ryan’s pushing, and under the 14th Amendment rights, the platform that [Mitt] Romney’s running on.
This is extremism!… [I]t’s almost like Sharia. You’re saying to the country, we’re going to operate under a religious theory, under a religious belief. We’re going to run our country this way, to the point of making a woman’s decision to have an abortion, her reproductive rights, as criminal, perhaps murderous.
~ MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, ranting (inaccurately) against pro-life Republicans prior to Tuesday’s presidential debate, as quoted by Newsbusters, October 17