A radical pro-abortion bill that Democrats introduced in Congress this week could legalize even the horrific late-term abortions that Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell performed before he was jailed for murder.
The Women’s Health Protection Act would make abortion on demand the law of the land, and prohibit any limits on abortions up to birth, The Blaze reports. Its lead sponsors are U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, and U.S. Rep. Judy Chu, D-California.
“It means no abortion bans,” Chu said Thursday when she introduced the bill.
But what exactly does “no bans” mean in reality? John McCormack at National Review asked the sponsors of the legislation, but they refused to say.
Chu said the bill would mean “no heartbeat bills” such as the ones in Georgia and Ohio or any other “non-medical restrictions on our bodies.” The bill actually would go much further, even toppling a Pennsylvania law that prohibits abortions after 24 weeks. It potentially could allow partial-birth abortions again as well. Between the bill and Democrats’ repeated blocks of another bill to require basic medical care for infants who survive abortions, it also could mean that horrific abortion practices such as Gosnell’s could be legal.
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McCormack pointed out:
… notorious abortionist Kermit Gosnell was convicted in 2013 for killing 21 infants in utero (in addition to his conviction for murdering three infants with scissors after they had been born). Indeed, [the Democrats’ new bill] would wipe almost all state limits on abortion, including mandatory waiting period and ultrasound requirements, off the books.
Essentially, congressional Democrats seek to take the standard for late-term abortion proposed earlier this year in Virginia — and shelved after the bill’s chief sponsor Kathy Tran acknowledged it would allow abortion through all nine months of pregnancy if a lone doctor asserted it was necessary for mental-health reasons — and impose it on every state that provides greater protection for unborn children late in pregnancy.
… What’s the moral difference between what Kermit Gosnell did to babies born alive and a legal abortion at 23 weeks? That’s a question Nancy Pelosi could not answer after Gosnell was convicted in 2013.
He asked Blumethal if abortions should be allowed after viability on healthy mothers with healthy unborn babies, and the Connecticut senator avoided the question.
“You know, I just can’t engage in speculation,” Blumenthal said.
After producing evidence that these late-term abortion cases are not just “speculation,” Blumenthal did not respond, according to the report.
“This isn’t a gotcha question,” McCormack wrote. “It’s a question about fundamental human rights. There are likely thousands of elective abortions performed later than 20 weeks into pregnancy each year.”
Yet, Democrats will not talk about them, even as they introduce legislation to make them legal across the country. Abortion activists claimed that the Kermit Gosnell horrors were an anomaly. But if they succeed in passing laws to allow unrestricted, unregulated abortion on demand once again, they could allow back alley abortionists like Gosnell to practice on main street, unhindered and unchecked.