The election underway combined with the coronavirus crisis have strangely revealed just how intensely committed to abortion its champions are. Case in point: Pro-abortion author, apologist and columnist at The Nation Katha Pollitt, who made it clear that nothing was going to get between her and her love of abortion … not the sisterhood of women who may need to be defended from attackers or even cannibals. I wish I was making that up.
In an opinion piece on why she felt comfortable rejecting Tara Reade’s allegations that presumed Presidential Democratic nominee Joe Biden sexually assaulted her, Pollitt makes it clear Reade’s experience is irrelevant, not in a throwaway line, but in her opening argument, writing: “I would vote for Joe Biden if he boiled babies and ate them. He wasn’t my candidate, but taking back the White House is that important.”
Cannibalism isn’t usually a talking point in American Politics. But the imagery Pollitt choose is striking when you consider that pro-abortion Democratic members of the House and Senate have blocked passage of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would require that babies born during botched abortions receive medical care. Failure to care for a living, breathing baby is an act of infanticide.
Throwing a living baby into a dumpster would be a crime, but apparently, allowing a baby to struggle for breath and die on an abortion vendor’s table is acceptable to some in modern political circles. That level of extremism is striking as polls consistently show that the American people want limits on abortion, which is legal in the U.S. through all nine months of pregnancy, for any reason and sometimes with taxpayer funding.
That doesn’t mean every abortion vendor commits late-term abortions, as some refuse to do that kind of surgical abortion. But some do.
Considering that a recent Marist poll found only 21 percent of Americans support abortion without limits, it’s clear Americans are ready for a different approach in how to address women and their children – born and pre-born.
Yet during the coronavirus crisis, Planned Parenthood and company have taken states to court to fight efforts to restrict life-saving Personal Protection Equipment for the use of healthcare workers who are helping COVID-19 patients. Ending lives was “essential,” they said, working to operate as before. And for the most part, they won. Still their allies in the House and Senate tried to slip them extra money in multiple aid packages designed to help struggling Americans, and somehow $80 million went to a billion-dollar abortion conglomerate rather than small, hurting businesses.
Just keep the money is the response of 41 Senate Democrats, putting abortion industry interests first, even though that could mean 400 to 700 legitimate businesses lost their opportunity to stay in business as SBA funds ran low and considering that the average loan size is around $120,000 to $200,000.
And when it comes to the abortion industry’s chemical abortion business, COVID-19 has provided a lot of room to push for even more distribution of the pills that today are used to commit about 40 percent of all abortions.
Nationwide, 21 Democratic state Attorneys General applied pressure to the FDA, joining abortion industry glitterati, demanding that the agency tasked to keep people safe from the products they use to throw out health and safety standards for chemical abortion. As the FDA notes, women have died when using the pills later in pregnancy or when experiencing an ectopic pregnancy, both of which need to be determined by an exam. But the abortion industry wants to sell these pills online and through the mail, without any safety standards slowing them down or cutting into profits.
As this is being pushed in the name of a response to the coronavirus crisis, the New York Times recently reported making these chemical abortion pills easy to sell has been an effort unfolding over years. But with a never-let-a-crisis-go-to-waste mindset, it’s been all hands on deck to tell American women that ending a pre-born life with a few pills is nothing to worry about, despite the fact that chemical abortion pills cause four times the complications as surgical abortion and fail about five percent of the time to end pregnancy, which then requires a surgical abortion and can lead to infection and other problems.
And don’t forget the heavily taxpayer-funded United Nations also pushing abortion as essential worldwide.
The Trump administration and its congressional allies have not always been successful in holding the line as abortion activists push for more – more money, more abortion, more distribution of deadly pills. But they’ve tried.
Abortion doesn’t cure a disease called “pregnancy,” it doesn’t cure COVID-19, and it doesn’t provide women with the economic, social or educational support they may need. Yet Pollitt is right when she says that abortion is a stake in this election as there is a clear choice between those who want to protect innocent life and those who don’t. With cannibalism in the headlines, the callous disregard for human life that is the hallmark of big abortion has never been so clear.
Kristan Hawkins is president of Students for Life of America, with more than 1,250 groups on college, university and high school campuses in all 50 states. Follow her @KristanHawkins or subscribe to her podcast, Explicitly Pro-Life.