Republican Joe Walsh had some harsh words for late-night television host Jimmy Kimmel and Americans took to social media to express their disgust and outrage at the politician’s commentary.
[adinserter block=”3″]Kimmel took a week of the air and came back to explain his absence. During his week off, Kimmel’s wife gave birth to a baby boy but the child had major issues with his heart. Immediate surgery was required to save the child’s life. One may expect someone from the traditionally pro-life Republican party to think every newborn deserves the best medical treatment and chance at surviving:
Sorry Jimmy Kimmel: your sad story doesn't obligate me or anybody else to pay for somebody else's health care.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) May 2, 2017
Walsh was apparently triggered after Jimmy Kimmel returned to ABC and in great humility, shared his family’s ordeal and said the following:
We were brought up to believe that we live in the greatest country in the world, but until a few years ago, millions and millions of us had no access to health insurance at all. Before 2014, if you were born with congenital heart disease like my son was, there was a good chance you’d never be able to get health insurance because you had a pre-existing condition. You were born with a pre-existing condition. And if your parents didn’t have medical insurance, you might not live long enough to even get denied because of a pre-existing condition.
If your baby is going to die, and it doesn’t have to, it shouldn’t matter how much money you make. I think that’s something that, whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat or something else, we all agree on that, right?
Walsh, who purportedly supported that all women should be required to risk death than be allowed to end a pregnancy that a doctor rules is high-risk to the point that it will likely kill themselves and child, is taking issue with an American man saying that a newborn baby should be allowed to die if they don’t have good enough health insurance. It is not his problem.
If there is a Heaven and God is the ruler of all, it would seem that faith would dictate an unfavorable judgment upon a nation that would allow a newborn to die because they could not afford to the medical services to live.