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The Abortion Goal is Clear: abortion throughout pregnancy…and beyond

by | Feb 20, 2019

By Carol Tobias, NRLC President

Editor’s note. The column appeared on page three of the current monthly digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please share the contents of the entire 40-page issue with your pro-life friends and family.

NRLC President Carol Tobias

Prop-abortion President Bill Clinton frequently said abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare.” Whether you believe he was the least bit sincere, that was his way to finesse the abortion issue.

But beginning with enactment of New York’s “Reproductive Health Act,” it is clear that the rabid abortion advocates controlling the Democratic party and its allies no longer feel the need to pretend.

America is finally seeing the true face of the abortion industry and getting a close look at their end game—abortion for any reason for all nine months of pregnancy…and then some.

By combining the framework of Roe v Wade and the definition of “health” in the accompanying Doe v Bolton decision, the practical effect of the Supreme Court’s 1973 decisions was to legalize abortion for any reason for all nine months of pregnancy. States were allowed to put some limits on abortion after viability, although the “health” escape clause always made enforcement problematic.

But the public is completely unaware that the Abortion Industry challenges every piece of protective legislation and is bound and determined to eliminate any “limitation” on abortion up until the moment of birth. …and beyond.

So it was not just pro-lifers who were shocked and outraged at the blatantly anti-life bill passed in New York and signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law not only allows abortion up to birth, but it allows infanticide by letting babies that miraculously survive abortion be abandoned to die. Moreover, the law no longer requires that the abortionist be a doctor, and it removes criminal penalties on all forms of abortion, including those caused by an attack on a pregnant woman!

And already prosecution against one man for killing an unborn baby along with the baby’s mother was called off when the district attorney belatedly acknowledged that the new law had eliminated the law that allowed prosecutors to charge the man in the death of the baby.

Virginia just had similar legislation introduced. During a subcommittee hearing, state Rep. Kathy Tran (D) acknowledged that her bill would allow abortion up to the moment of birth (including when the woman is “dilating”). These bills are also being considered in Vermont, Rhode Island, and New Mexico.

The pro-abortion governor, Ralph Northam, defended Tran. He added ominously that if a baby survives—and if she has “severe” disabilities (meaning what?) or is not “viable” (decided by the abortionist), the baby need only be made “comfortable.”

With President Donald Trump committed to appointing federal judges and justices who will interpret the Constitution according to its text, abortion supporters have gone on a nationwide offense to defend the right to kill unborn babies of any age. And when Republicans and/or pro-lifers criticize them for their extremism, they are accused of “seizing” on the issue, as if there was no substance to a fight to prevent abortion up until birth…and beyond.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, the final debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton featured a very revealing discussion on abortion. Chris Wallace, the moderator, pointed out that Clinton, as a United States senator, had voted to keep partial-birth abortion legal (which she did not deny.) She defended her position, saying the decision belongs to the woman.

In response, Donald Trump stated,

“Well, I think it’s terrible. If you go with what Hillary is saying, in the ninth month, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby.

“Now, you can say that that’s OK and Hillary can say that that’s OK. But it’s not OK with me, because based on what she’s saying, and based on where she’s going, and where she’s been, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb in the ninth month on the final day. And that’s not acceptable.”

Hillary’s supporters, echoed by many in the “mainstream media,” immediately denounced his comments. They insisted that late abortions are very rare (they aren’t) and accused him of making up an extreme statement just to pull in pro-life voters. Guess what? Abortions up to the time a woman is “dilating” is now the Democrats’ position. Hillary was ahead of her time.

With the introduction of no-limits legislation in various states, proponents are finally making clear their radically out-of-the-mainstream position on abortion.

Use this opportunity to educate your community about the stunning goal of the abortion industry. They do not want, and will not settle for, anything less than unlimited abortion on demand throughout pregnancy….and beyond.

Make sure the people you talk to understand that voting for candidates who call themselves “pro-choice” is a vote to not just continue, but expand, the killing.

It puts the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Andrew Cuomo and Kathy Tran and Ralph Northam in charge.

And more babies will die.

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