Ken Blackwell

Connecticut’s liberal Sen. Richard Blumenthal wants no one to have to worry about aborting unborn children late in pregnancy, very late. He favors abortion at any time prior to birth. It’s not clear yet whether he would vote to deny federal protection to newborns who survive an attempted abortion. Blumenthal was not in the Senate when that bill passed. Barack Obama was in the Illinois Senate when that state’s Infant Born-Alive Bill was killed. Then-Sen. Obama made sure that bill never got to the Governor’s desk.

We should know what Sen. Blumenthal wants. He wants no protections at all for mothers or their unborn children. No waiting periods. No ultra-sound images, especially no ultra-sound. Why?

As liberal columnist Joe Klein has written in TIME Magazine, “ultra-sound has made it impossible to deny that that thing in the womb is a human being.” Easy for you to say, Joe Klein! You are not running for public office and seeking campaign cash from liberal donors. Liberal politicians do the impossible every day. Richard Blumenthal denies that “that thing” is a human being. His bill treats that thing as nothing. It simply does not exist in his vocabulary. It is a choice, nothing more.

Warren Hern is not so squeamish about acknowledging what it is he does when he kills unborn children. He is pretty open about it. He famously told the newspaper of record, The New York Times, how he feels about what he does when he ends the life of unborn children late, very late, in pregnancy.

Here’s that memorable passage from the Times.

Boulder Abortion Clinic in Colorado, said abortion doctors ''are treated as a pariah by the medical community,'' adding, ''At best, we are tolerated.''

He said a recent incident illustrated ''the fundamental rejection of what I do by what passes for the sympathetic medical community.'' Dr. Hern said he called an old friend the day before New Year's Eve, wanting to bring the friend a gift.

''He is one of my best friends, a medical colleague, who is strongly pro-choice and who has done abortions himself,'' Dr. Hern said. ''I called him late Saturday afternoon and said I wanted to come over. He asked me where I was and I told him I At that point, Dr. Hern said, his friend quipped, ''Still killing babies this late in the afternoon?''

Ken Blackwell

Ken Blackwell, a contributing editor at, is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council and the American Civil Rights Union and is on the board of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. He is the co-author of the bestseller The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency, on sale in bookstores everywhere..
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