To: My Various Pro-“Choice” Friends
From: Mitch Berg, Disgusted Peasant
So when we had our discussions over the years about abortion, I responded to your palaver about “women owning their bodies” with an incisive “Yeah, but let’s give some moral weight to the fact that the fetus is intended to become a human.
To which you responded “Look, nobody wants an abortion” – which seemed fair enough – and the ever-threadbare “We want abortion to be safe, legal and rare“.
To which I nodded my head, not really believing you believed it.
Monday, my misgivings got strapped to the top of a rocket and shot straight into the Capitol: the Senate failed on a procedural vote to pass a law that would have protected babies that were already born alive. Not inviable; not inches from emerging from the birth canal.
Alive. Human, even according to the infanticide industry’s orthodoxy of, it seems, mere weeks ago.
One after another, Democratic senators took to the floor to smear the bill as an attack on women’s health care, a baseless criticism that they failed to substantiate. In the process, they revealed their belief that allowing unwanted infants to perish after birth constitutes a form of women’s health care.
Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) reintroduced his Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act in direct response to Virginia governor Ralph Northam’s endorsement of permitting mothers and doctors to let infants die of neglect. “The infant would be delivered,” Northam said, explaining a hypothetical case in which a woman in labor wanted an abortion. “The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”
This “discussion” is what Democrats voted on Monday to preserve — a discussion not about health-care options for women but about whether or not to extend health care of any kind to newborn infants. With their votes and their speeches, 44 U.S. senators embraced Ralph Northam’s position, which, despite attempting to clarify, he has never retracted.
“I want to ask each and every one of my colleagues whether or not we’re okay with infanticide,” Sasse said at the start of floor debate on Monday. “This language is blunt. I recognize that. It is too blunt for many people in this body. But frankly, that is what we’re talking about here today. Infanticide is what [the bill] is actually about.”
I gotta say it – after the bloodbath of the midterms, I predicted the Democrats, in MInnesota and DC, would overreach.
As bad as the party of Tide Pod Eviita has been on soooo many issues, this one may be the nauseating acme.
That is all, baby-killers.