The hypocrisy of pro-abortion politicians is nothing short of astounding.
While claiming to care about the most vulnerable, they pass laws legalizing the killing of unborn babies for basically any reason up to birth. And then they turn around and introduce legislation to protect unborn animals from abuse.
This week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a radical pro-abortion bill to strip away all protections for unborn babies in the state. And in neighboring New Jersey, two fellow pro-abortion lawmakers, state Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly and state Sen. Nellie Pou, are planning to introduce bills to protect unborn cows from being slaughtered, according to the North Jersey Record.
Wimberly, a pro-abortion Democrat, said of his bill, “It’s the right thing to do to protect our animals and unborn animals.”
The bill would prohibit pregnant cows from being slaughtered in New Jersey. Anyone who violates the measure could be charged with a crime under the state animal cruelty laws, CBS New York reports. The charge carries a fine of up to $10,000 and up to 18 months in prison.
The state lawmaker said he was inspired by the story of a pregnant cow named Brianna that recently made the news when she jumped off a second-level cattle transport on its way to the slaughter house, according to the local news. The cow and its calf now live in an animal sanctuary, the report states.
Here’s more from the report:
Wimberly said it is “amoral” to kill pregnant livestock and that a law is needed. There has been a lot of positive response to the bill, he said.
State Sen. Nellie Pou, D-Passaic, is also drafting legislation to prevent similar situations.
“I was very surprised and shocked they would considering putting this cow through that process and consider sending it to the slaughterhouse,” Pou said.
Pou’s bill is slightly different, designating the crime as a disorderly persons offense instead of a fourth-degree crime. In Pou’s proposal, the owner of livestock would be required to test for pregnancy before transportation or slaughter. Additionally, the bill would require public education by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to livestock owners to inform them about the requirements. Pou said her office and Wimberly’s office will work together to streamline their bills.
But Pou and Wimberly have no compassion for unborn human babies. Both have been endorsed by the abortion giant Planned Parenthood and have 100-percent pro-abortion voting records. Planned Parenthood also recently honored Wimberly for his pro-abortion politics.
Protecting animals from abuse is noble, but these lawmakers are being discriminatory about the lives they protect. They want to protect unborn baby cows and their mothers from death, but they see no problem with slaughtering unborn baby humans. In fact, they promote it.
New Jersey has some of the most extreme pro-abortion laws in the U.S. In 2016, 24,470 unborn babies were aborted, 686 of whom were after 21 weeks gestation, according to state government data. New Jersey has no limits on late-term abortions, so viable, healthy unborn babies may be aborted for any reason up to birth.
There are no informed consent or parental consent laws in New Jersey either. So young girls can abort their unborn babies – or abusers can force them to – without their parents’ knowledge. And abortion facilities are not required to give women any information about their unborn baby’s development, the risks of abortion or the aid available to them if they choose life. Meanwhile, abortion facilities go uninspected, and taxpayers are forced to pay for elective abortions.
Protecting life should be the primary focus of public servants like Pou and Wimberly. Instead, they choose to discriminate and place more value on some lives than others. Ultimately, their choices serve the abortion industry and its deadly work, rather than the vulnerable mothers and unborn children who so desperately need society’s support.