How much do certain House Democrats love abortion? So much that they can't even find a way to take stand against "terminations" (PP's preferred word) based on the sex of the baby. Just press the button labeled "abortion restriction" and out come the same old slogans. Steve Ertelt reports on yesterday's PRENDA debate:
Democrats in Congress peddled a curious reason for opposing a ban on sex-selection abortions that target girl babies with abortion because they are not boy parents may prefer. They said the ban was anti-woman and part of the so-called “War on Women” Republicans are allegedly waging.Yes, without the sacred right to tear our little ones apart piece by piece because the "boy" or "girl" slot in our dream family happens to be filled, women's lives will be once again threatened by predatory butchers wielding rusty, contaminated implements in filthy abortuaries. Oh, wait.
During today’s debate on the Congressional bill to ban sex-selection abortions, Michigan Democrat John Conyers said the ban on sex-selection abortions “tramples the rights of women.”
“It limits a woman’s right to choose and jeopardizes her access to safe, legal medical care,” he claimed.
Conyers, ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, went as far as fighting GOP attempts to name the bill after Susan B. Anthony to honor women.
Jarrold Nadler, of New York, said the ban on sex-selection abortions is the “latest tactic in the War on Women.” Rep. Hank Johnson said the bill was part of the “Republican War on Women.” And Barbara Lee of California went as far as claiming that women would reset to back alley abortions if they couldn’t obtain a sex-selection abortion like the ones the bill would ban.
Don't the likes of Conyers, Nadler, and Lee ever get tired of hearing themselves repeat this stuff over and over? I know they don't care about the truth, but you'd think the sheer tedium of it all would get to them after a while. Then again, they do love the sound of their own voices.
And they're made of sterner stuff than I. How anyone can sit through this testimony and not be moved to compassion for that tiny, innocent victim is beyond me.
More on PRENDA from Ertelt, who quotes (respectively) AUL's Charmaine Yoest and Rep. Chris Smith:
“There is nothing pro-woman about killing a baby girl because she is female, and putting her mother’s health and safety at risk in the process,” she said. “Americans—whether pro-life or pro-abortion—overwhelmingly oppose this barbaric practice that undermines the dignity of the human person and agree that sex-selection abortion should be illegal. AULA calls on all Members of the House to vote for PRENDA to stop the war on women yet to be born.”See also:
Congressman Chris Smith, a New Jersey Republican, drove the point home about how and why the bill is pro-woman.
“For most of us, Mr. Speaker, “it’s a girl” is cause for enormous joy, happiness and celebration. But in many countries—including our own—it can be a death sentence. Today, the three most dangerous words in China and India are: it’s a girl. We can’t let that happen here,” he explained. “By now most people know that the killing of baby girls by abortion or at birth is pervasive in China due to the One Child policy and a preference for sons. China and India are “missing” tens of millions of daughters.”
Jill Stanek: Three abortion groups admit sex-selective abortion a problem in U.S.
The Hill: Anti-abortion groups turn 'war on women' charge against Democrats
Caffeinated Thoughts: King to Vote to Ban Gender-Based Abortions; Calls on Vilsack to Take a Position
The House will vote today. Click here for a list of Congressmen to call.
Thanks to Michelle Malkin for the link.
Guess what: Obama opposes a ban on sex-selective abortion. They don't call him the Abortion President for nothing.
LiveAction releases another video:
The "sex of the pregnancy"?
PRENDA is defeated.
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