Abortions for any reason up to birth and sometimes after birth, too. Taxpayer-funded abortions. No abortion clinic regulations or informed consent. Abortions for 12-year-olds without their parents’ knowledge.
It’s a “horrible” position to take, President Donald Trump said Thursday. But it is the position that many leading Democrat politicians in America are taking today.
The Epoch Times reports Trump called out pro-abortion Democrats for supporting a radical abortion agenda in Illinois and other parts of the country.
This week, Illinois state lawmakers are ramming through a bill that would legalize abortions for basically any reason up to birth. Despite widespread public opposition, the Illinois House quickly and quietly passed the bill on Tuesday.
“The Democrat Party is unhinged! Their radical position on abortion is horrible!” Trump wrote Thursday on Twitter, linking to a Townhall report about the bill.
While the mainstream media focuses on pro-life laws being passed in Louisiana, Georgia and Missouri, radical pro-abortion bills in Illinois, Vermont and Rhode Island largely have gone unnoticed by the national press.
Trump is one of the few people with a huge platform who has been raising awareness about these bills.
If the Illinois bill passes the state Senate, abortion clinic regulations could be a thing of the past. Among other things, the Illinois Reproductive Health Act would repeal state abortion clinic regulations and the state partial-birth abortion ban.
The Thomas More Society described the bill as “the most radical piece of abortion legislation that has ever been introduced in Illinois.” It would create a “fundamental right” to abortion and prevent the state from interfering in any way with the killing of unborn babies. It also would require every health insurance plan to cover elective abortions, with no exceptions for religious or moral objections.
A second bill would repeal the state parental notification law, which requires underage girls to inform at least one parent before she has an abortion.
Illinois is not alone. Vermont lawmakers passed a similar pro-abortion bill earlier this month. Even more expansive than the New York law that Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed in January, the Vermont bill would recognize abortion as a “fundamental human right,” and allow abortions for any reason up to birth. It also would remove protections for pregnant women who are victims of violence and medical malpractice.
That bill is awaiting action on Vermont Gov. Phil Scott’s desk.
Rhode Island and New Mexico lawmakers narrowly defeated similar pro-abortion bills in their state legislatures this spring.
Nationally, the Democratic Party platform supports abortions without restriction and taxpayer-funded abortions. This year, party leaders repeatedly have blocked a federal bill to protect newborns from infanticide, including every U.S. Senate Democrat who is running for president.
This position is radically out of touch with most voters’ views on abortion. A new Hill-HarrisX survey found that 55 percent of voters said they do not think laws banning abortions after six weeks – when an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable – are too restrictive.
Earlier this year, a Marist University poll found that just 13 percent of Americans support the New York law that legalized abortions for basically any reason up to birth.
ACTION ALERT: Call and email Illinois state senators immediately to oppose the bill.