Ilhan Omar Slams Pro-Life Christians: They’re “Trying to Impose Their Beliefs on Society”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jan 10, 2020   |   1:06PM   |   Washington, DC

Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar slammed pro-life Christians for “trying to impose their beliefs on society” while she herself advocates for aborting unborn babies and forcing taxpayers to fund abortions.

CNS News reports Omar spoke out against pro-life legislation on the House floor last year, claiming laws that protect the unborn are “horrifying attacks” against women’s “reproductive rights.”

“Religious fundamentalists are currently trying to manipulate the State laws in order to impose their beliefs on an entire society, all with complete disregard for voices and the rights of American women,” she said May 22.

A pro-abortion Democrat, she described pro-life Christians as hypocrites who just want to control women.

“The recent efforts like those in Alabama and Georgia are only the latest in a long history of efforts to criminalize women for simply existing and to punish us when we don’t conform to their attempts to control us,” Omar said.

“This isn’t about religious morality or conviction, because we have seen time and time again those who talk about their faith and want to push policies because of their faith are the ones who simply are caught with the hypocrisy of not living it out in their personal lives,” she continued.

Though many Christians do advocate for unborn babies because of their beliefs, pro-lifers come from many different faiths – or no faith – and political persuasions. What unites them is not “religious fundamentalism” but scientific evidence and beliefs about basic human rights. Biologically, it is widely accepted that a unique, living human being comes into existence at the moment of conception, and an abortion kills that human being.

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But abortion activists like Omar choose to ignore the facts and mislead the public to push their pro-abortion agenda.

Omar claimed pro-life laws are “dangerous because history has proven that when abortion is criminalized, the number of abortions do not simply go down. The number of deaths and injuries to women increase.”

This is false. Even abortion activists and liberal news outlets acknowledge that pro-life laws do save lives from abortion, and few women died from illegal abortions leading up to Roe v. Wade. The Washington Post fact checker recently confirmed what pro-life advocates have been saying for years about “back alley” abortions: Few women died from abortions in the decade prior to Roe, and a rise in the use of antibiotics appears to be the biggest factor in the drop in maternal deaths, not legalized abortions.

Omar concluded by asking every woman in America to support her pro-abortion agenda, but she will be waiting a long time for that to happen. Women are strongly pro-life, including those who have had abortions. Many now lead the pro-life movement in the hopes of sparing other women and unborn babies from the pain and loss that they experienced.