Democrats Used to Want Abortion to be “Safe, Legal and Rare.” Now They Want “Legal and Free”

Opinion   |   Wesley Smith   |   Sep 30, 2016   |   3:51PM   |   Washington, DC

Michael New is absolutely correct to sound the alarm about the Democratic Party’s threat to the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal money being used to fund Medicaid abortions.

Hyde is one of the few areas of national comity in the abortion wars. Now, in a cultural aggression, Hillary Clinton wants to shatter that comity. She is vocally running against the Hyde Amendment. If she succeeds, we will become closer than ever to being a pro-abortion nation.

I would also expect a Hillary Clinton Administration found a way to force abortion coverage under Obamacare.

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And don’t be surprised if the Dickey-Wicker Amendment also is scrapped if Hillary becomes POTUS. Like Hyde, DW is passed annually as part of the budgetary process. It prevents federal funding for creating embryos for destructive research purposes. Because of it, the NIH can’t, as just one example, fund human cloning research.

The Democrats used to talk about abortion being “safe, legal, and rare.” Their national leaders now want it to be, “safe, legal, and free.” Note: Wesley J. Smith, J.D., is a special consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture and a bioethics attorney who blogs at Human Exeptionalism.