Sierra Club Executive: Abortion Helps The Environment [VIDEO]

Tré Goins-Phillips | The Blaze -- 

The Sierra Club supports a woman’s right to choose because abortion helps the environment, the environmental advocacy organization’s executive director told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson.

Michael Brune made the comment when the “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host asked him Thursday evening why the Sierra Club takes positions on social issues such as immigration, abortion and LGBT rights when its stated goal is to curb the impact of global warming on the environment.

As for why the club specifically takes a pro-choice stance, Brune told Carlson that abortion “helps to address the number of people we have on this planet.”

Carlson, clearly surprised by the answer, challenged Brune, who moments before discussed how deporting illegal immigrants would be a human rights violation:

Given that, that that’s your position, which is a position, then the United States population has pretty much doubled in the last 50 years — it’s now at about 225-ish million people. So doubling in the last 50 years is a pretty quick rate of expansion. Most of that has come from immigration, as you know.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the American population is roughly 324 million.

“Why would you agitating for more immigration?” Carlson asked, seeking to understand why the Sierra Club would be pro-abortion to limit population and simultaneously supportive of immigration, which increases the population.

This is how Brune replied:

Because it’s wrong, Tucker. I live in California and I have undocumented immigrants who are on my son’s little league team, they go to my children’s school — these are families, these are people who are part of our economy, who are part of our environment.

When we go to parks, we play with them, we hangout with them. These are folks who shouldn’t be deported just because of your political beliefs or other people’s political beliefs — we don’t think that that’s right.

Carlson and the Sierra Club executive went back and forth for several more minutes about the issue, but the Fox host never got a clear answer as to how social advocacy aides the cause for a better environment.