Elizabeth Warren Supports Abortion Because Killing Babies is “What We Do as a Country”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 3, 2019   |   2:41PM   |   Washington, DC

Make no mistake about it. If Elizabeth Warren becomes president she will do everything in her power to promote unlimited abortions up to birth.

Two weeks ago, Elizabeth Warren insisted that aborting unborn babies is a “human right” during the Democratic presidential debate in Georgia. Now, campaigning in Iowa, Warren still seems to think that ending the lives of babies before birth is somehow pat of the fabric of the nation.

Although the United States was built on the “right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” Warren told Iowa Democrats she is committed to “full range of health care services for women, including access to abortion because that is part of what we do as a country.”

Sadly, there is an element of truth to Warren’s statement. Abortion is “what we do” in the United States — as more than 62 million babies have been aborted since 1973.

But where Warren goes wrong is she thinks killing babies is who we are as a nation. Yet that can’t be further from the truth.

There is no “right to abortion” in the Constitution. The Founders would have been appalled by such a statement. Instead, the due process provision of the 14th amendment was designed to ensure that state and federal government could not remove life, liberty, or property without a sufficient legal process: saying, “nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

As Ted Cruz has explained: “I think the first obligation of everyone in public office is to protect life. Life is foundational. In fact, as you look at the Declaration, that ordering of unalienable rights, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, I think it’s a very deliberate ordering. Without life there is no liberty, and without liberty there is no pursuit of happiness. That each builds upon the other.”

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Warren’s voting record and past statements show that she supports abortions for any reason up to birth. In February, she even voted against a bill to protect newborn babies from infanticide if they survive abortions.

Warren’s pro-abortion extremes do not end there. During the last presidential debate, she said she would force taxpayers to pay for elective abortions.

The Massachusetts senator said she would work to end the Hyde Amendment if elected. The Hyde Amendment prohibits taxpayer-funded elective abortions in Medicaid. It has had strong bipartisan support for years, and continues to have strong support from voters. But the abortion industry and Democratic Party now want it gone, and many presidential hopefuls do, too.

Warren has falsely claimed that “three out of four” Americans support Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that essentially allowed abortions up to birth.

But that is demonstrably false.

A January national poll conducted by Marist University found an overwhelming majority of Americans support restrictions on abortion. According to the poll, three in four Americans (75 percent) say abortion should be limited to – at most – the first three months of pregnancy.

A new poll from YouGov/Americans United for Life this week also found that 70 percent of Americans support abortion limits. Additionally, a 2019 Gallup poll found 60 percent of Americans take a pro-life position on abortion, wanting all (21 percent) or almost all (39 percent) abortions to be illegal. And in May, a Hill/HarrisX poll 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, according to The Hill.

Democrat voters who believe abortions should be limited do not have much of a choice in 2020. All of the top Democrat presidential contenders believe abortions should be legal for any reason up to birth and taxpayer funded.