Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made headlines once again when, in a recent Instagram live chat, she broached the topic of the ethics of having children given the implications of climate change. Two weeks later, it still has people talking.
“There’s scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult,” said the progressive freshman representative from New York. “And it does lead young people to have a legitimate question: Is it okay to still have children?”
Since then, some on the right have falsely claimed that AOC was hinting at draconian population control policies by addressing the issue with her followers. Fox News’ Steve Hilton went so far as to call it “fascistic,” and exaggeratedly claimed that Ocasio-Cortez was calling for a “no-child policy,” Vox reported.
It’s easy to see that these attacks are