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How to defend Unimaginable brutality? Change the Subject

by | Aug 23, 2012





By Dave Andrusko

Pro-abortion Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting delegate who represents the District of Columbia in the U.S. House of Representatives

In “An amazing and most revealing vote on the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” we talked about how the House vote Tuesday helped to clarify a truth that pro-abortionists will do anything to cover up: far from [the always bogus] commitment to making abortion “safe, legal, and rare,” they are absolutely unwilling to place ANY limitation on the “right” to abortion.

But how do they get around the stark fact that the city council repealed the existing law on abortion and as a result there is no law?  That to shred a baby so large even Planned Parenthood would have trouble denying it’s a “baby,”  all you need is to find a willing abortionist (which, unfortunately, is no obstacle at all in the District of Columbia)?

Simple. Change the subject.

·         Heads crushed? The law is an “unconstitutional restriction” on the rights of D.C. residents. (Never mind that The District Clause of the U.S. Constitution–found in Article I, Section 8–provides that “Congress shall . . . exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such District . . .”)

·         Legs yanked off? Asked about H.R. 3803 Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney responded, “The president’s position on a woman’s reproductive freedom is well known,” and went on to refer to the legislation as “controversial, divisive social legislation.”

·         “You know you did it right if you crush down, a white material runs out of the cervix. That was the baby’s brains. “(The congressional testimony of Dr. Anthony Levatino, who once performed abortions, describing a D&E abortion.) “But that won’t stop the issue from being demagogued,” the Washington Post intoned from the Mt. Olympia-like heights of the editorial page.

“Demagogued”? How about the Post’s slippery evasiveness, it’s unwillingness to do anything other than vent its institutional spleen?

Not a sentence about the absence of any abortion law in the District; not a word about the pain the unborn suffers; and not a syllable that if you ask people (as The Polling Company, Inc./WomanTrend did), they are more than twice as likely to vote  for lawmakers who support this legislation. Women were more likely by 62-27%, and men more likely by 53-27%.

At a press conference a while back Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting delegate who represents the District of Columbia in the U.S. House of Representatives, hyperventilated with “outrage when our citizens are used as guinea pigs by members of the House and Senate to showcase their pet political issues.”

National Right to Life Legislative Director Douglas Johnson observed at the time, “Anyone who tears a leg off a guinea pig in the District of Columbia can be sent to prison for five years. It should not be lawful to do to a pain-capable unborn child what it is a crime to do to a guinea pig.”

Amen to that.

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