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Pro-abortion Democrats racing to and now over the edge

by | Jan 31, 2019

By Dave Andrusko

“Why Is This Even Controversial?” — Sarah Jones, in NY magazine, about a Virginia proposal to allow abortion up until birth and a clear openness to infanticide.

Pro-abortion Hillary Clinton

To quote NRLC President Carol Tobias, Hillary Clinton really was “ahead of her time.” No, I don’t mean in her unyielding support for partial-birth abortion while a member of the Senate. She was just one of the pack.

I’m referring to a brand of abortion extremism so out to sea it makes your jaw hit the table. Considering these two responses during the 2016 presidential campaign.

She told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, ”The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.” In response to a question from The View’s Paula Faris –“are you saying that a child, on its due date, just hours before delivery still has no constitutional rights?”– answered, “Under our law, that is the case, Paula. I support Roe v Wade.”

While Clinton was hardly a lone voice, she was the most visible. What does she teach us? That the mind steeped in abortion advocacy is skidding along on a perpetual slippery slope.

What’s the big deal with late, late, late abortion? An abortion is an abortion is an abortion. It’s an exercise in autonomy, a decision women must be free to make (helpfully with your and my tax dollar), regardless of how fully developed the baby is or how near she is to delivering.

The admission by pro-abortion Virginia state Delegate Kathy Tran that her (since defeated—for now) bill would allow abortion up to and including when a woman was “dilating” was dismissed by Sarah Jones as much ado about nothing.

Indignant tweets over pro-abortion Gov. Ralph Northam’s remarks on a local Washington, DC radio station were simply “intended to Inflame passions throughout the social media echo chamber,” said pro-abortion Del. Eileen Filler-Corn. So, take that.

Mr. Moderate, aka Virginia Gov. Northam, was a model of responsibility to the likes of Filler-Corn. Whereas Tran wanted the number of doctors needed to sign off on a late, late, late, late abortion reduced from three to one, Northam, a pediatric neurologist, settled on two.

And, no, Northam was not (explicitly) supporting infanticide. He was merely telling WTOP listeners that if a huge, fully developed baby survives an abortion, if they are not “viable” and/or have “severe disabilities,” all you need do with this child (who is no longer insider her mother’s body) is keep her “comfortable.”

Who decides viability? The abortionist! Who decides what constitutes “severe disabilities”?

What about resuscitation? Northam says “if that’s what the mother and the family desired. And then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother,” presumably to make sure the mother (or nurses or someone else) doesn’t go “too” far in trying to save the baby.

The point to remember in this go-round is that this is only the beginning. The zaniest of the zany pro-abortionists just passed such a law in New York, what pro-abortionists hope is a harbinger of things to come.

As NRL Political Director Karen Cross and Virginia Society for Human Life President Olivia Gans Turner have warned, elections have consequences. New York’s “Reproductive Health Act” could not pass until the state Senate fell into the hands of Democrats.

Tran’s proposal will become law if Democrats seize control of both houses of the Virginia legislature.

The next elections in Virginia are this November.

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