Watch Bill Nye’s Awesomely Scientific Pitch For Women In This Brilliant Pro-Choice Video (VIDEO)

Bill Nye is known for being the “Science Guy” on an educational show for children. He is also a champion for reason, a force against science denial (especially in the area of climate change), and  a voice of just good old common sense. This time, he is taking up a cause that is incredibly divisive in America: Abortion rights.

Now, most reasonable people know that outlawing abortion does not stop it. However, the religious right and anti-choicers (I refuse to call them “pro-life” because they are anything but) put out emotional arguments, doctored photos and videos, and all kinds of claptrap in order to tug on the emotional heartstrings of uneducated people who think that abortion clinics are nothing but baby part factories for profit, and that women who choose to end unwanted pregnancies are evil. Hell, there is even an organization devoted to coercing little girls– some as young as 10-years-old– to carry fetuses conceived in brutal cases of rape to term, give birth, and keep the babies.

Well, Bill Nye the Science Guy is here in an amazing new video to put a stop to the anti-science rhetoric that fuels such outdated– and frankly dangerous– beliefs. In his ever-reasonable way, Bill Nye explains that it is about a woman’s right to control her own body saying:

“Nobody likes abortion. But you can’t tell somebody what to do.”

Nye also goes on to say that anti-choice views are based on “ignorance,” and that science, facts, and even nature are ultimately pro-choice. Further, he makes the case that pro-choicers have been making since Roe V. Wade: We have other problems to solve, that we shouldn’t be pursuing laws that limit reproductive choice, and that it is not in anyone’s best interest to do so.

We are incredibly lucky to have such a brilliant, reasonable, science-minded guy on our side. Bravo, Bill Nye, and thank you.

Watch the Science Guy’s brilliance in the video below:

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