Pushback: GOP to Target Democrats Over Fanaticism on Late-Term Abortion, Infanticide

Posted: Apr 11, 2019 10:25 AM
Pushback: GOP to Target Democrats Over Fanaticism on Late-Term Abortion, Infanticide

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The overwhelming majority of Congressional Democrats have gone on-the-record not only against widely-supported restrictions on late-term abortion, but also against a measure that would require medical doctors -- including abortionists -- to provide life-saving care to infants born alive after failed abortions.  This radicalism, exhibited at both the national level, and the state level in places like Oregon, New York and Virginia, flies in the face of basic human rights, science, ethics, and public opinion.  According to the Washington Free Beacon, Republicans plan to target moderate-leaning Democrats over their party's fanatical pro-abortion drift:

House Republicans want to hold Democrats accountable for the party's near-unanimous opposition to caring for babies who survive abortion. The GOP is pushing a bill that would force doctors to provide life-saving care to babies who survive abortions. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act failed in the Senate after only three Democrats crossed the aisle to support it, falling short of the 60-vote threshold. The Democrat-controlled House has blocked a similar bill from even coming to a floor vote...The Born Alive Act has been informative for voters, according to Terry Schilling, executive director of the American Principles Project. Democrats' intransigence in the House, as well as active opposition from all of the party's declared 2020 nominees, could hurt it's appeal to voters, both moderates and a good portion of the party base.

A vast majority of Americans, including 70 percent of Democrats, support providing care for babies who survive abortion. "This legislation puts teeth into enforcement so doctors can no longer get away with infanticide," Schilling said. "If I'm a campaign manager for a Democrat facing a tough race, I'm saying to him that this is an easy call." Scalise said he has been making a similar pitch to his colleagues. Their vote—or lack thereof—on the bill "is going to come back" to haunt them if they do not get on board with protecting newborns. Blocking it is a "radical position" that could threaten the newly minted Democrat majority in the House...

Do Democrats believe that a woman's "right to choose" ends after a baby has been birthed, and is breathing air with her own lungs? Just three Democratic Senators (Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Doug Jones of Alabama, and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania) voted with the GOP on this issue last month -- and the same paltry number have joined House Republicans in the lower chamber (Dan Lipinski of Illinois, Collin Peterson of Minnesota, and Ben McAdams of Utah). As a reminder, the overwhelming majority of American voters support significant abortion restrictions, including super-majorities in favor of major limitations on abortions in the second and third trimesters.  The desire to protect innocent at even earlier stages is a mainstream and widespread policy position:

Meanwhile, the pro-life movie Unplanned has outperformed industry expectations at the box office, prompting efforts from abortion advocates to undermine its message.  The 'star' of the film is a former Planned Parenthood official who had a change of heart after witnessing an ultrasound-guided abortion in 2009, but critics have questioned the veracity of her conversion story.  Abby Johnson responded this week in an op/ed at The Federalist:

I left Planned Parenthood nine years ago after assisting in an ultrasound-guided abortion of a 13-week-old fetus. I saw the unborn child struggle for its life against the abortion instruments. I saw the empty uterus on the screen where life had been just moments before. This story is now a major motion picture released in theaters nationwide, called “Unplanned.” While the movie defied industry expectations at the box office, attention has also been drawn to an article written about my story soon after I left the abortion industry. I had never felt the need to respond to the false claims in this story until now...If Planned Parenthood actually had proof that this abortion I witnessed never took place, they would have brought it up when they took me to court. They would have already presented this evidence to the public and most certainly have taken further legal action. But they haven’t, because they know they can’t. They can’t because my story is the truth.

Click through for her more detailed explanations. I'll leave you with the trailer for the film, as well as the following question: Since we're often told that "nobody is pro-abortion" (tragically untrue for some powerful extremists), why would anyone who espouses that position object to a movie made to persuade people that abortion is a bad thing?

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