The Atlantic Fires Columnist Who Said Those Who Get Abortions Should Be Hanged

Kevin Williamson was a controversial hire from the start

In 2014, Williamson said he would continue to defend his stance on capital punishment and abortions, adding that what he "had in mind was hanging."

The Atlantic fired recent hire and highly criticized columnist Kevin Williamson, who said people who get abortions should be hanged.

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