If at first they don’t succeed, pro-abortion lawmakers try again and again.
On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat, re-introduced a radical pro-abortion bill that would expand abortion on demand by banning states from passing new pro-life laws or enforcing ones that they already have.
The Huffington Post reports Blumenthal’s bill, the Women’s Health Protection Act, has failed to pass Congress every year since 2013 when he first introduced it.
This year, however, Democrats control Congress and the White House, and abortion activists are fear-mongering about the future of abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a major abortion case out of Mississippi this spring.
At a press conference Tuesday, Blumenthal said the high court could “not only chip away, but potentially overrule Roe v. Wade — at the very least, do profound damage to it,” according to the report.
He also criticized state legislatures for introducing a record number of pro-life bills this year, claiming that their attempts to protect mothers and unborn babies are really an “attack on women’s health care.”
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“What we’ve seen is an unprecedented assault on a woman’s right to decide whether to continue a pregnancy,” Blumenthal said.
U.S. Rep. Judy Chu, D-California, is the lead sponsor of the legislation in the House. The bill has 45 co-sponsors in the Senate and 176 in the House, the report states.
Pro-life leaders warned that the bill would prevent states from enacting even modest protections for unborn babies. It also would force taxpayers across the country to fund the killing of unborn babies in abortions.
“This egregious, deceptively named bill is the latest example of Washington Democrats’ extreme abortion agenda,” said Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser. “While most Americans want reasonable pro-life protections for unborn children, pro-abortion Democrats are moving swiftly in the opposite direction. This a direct attack on the will of the people as demonstrated by the groundswell of pro-life legislation we’ve seen this year.”
A new poll found strong opposition to abortion on demand among American voters. According to the poll, 53 percent said they are more likely to vote for a Republican candidate who supports a 15-week limit on abortion versus 28 percent who prefer a Democratic candidate who supports unlimited abortion up until the moment of birth. Independent voters break strongly to the Republican side by a 54 percent to 18 percent margin.
Previously, Tom McClusky, of March for Life, described the bill as “anti-mother and child” because it threatens women as well as unborn babies.
“Want to require that only licensed doctors perform a surgical abortion? That would be outlawed under this bill,” McClusky wrote. “Actually this bill would allow an abortionist to designate anyone, regardless of training, to perform the procedure. This protects the unlicensed abortionist, but not the woman.”
He said the bill also would protect “the lazy abortionist” by prohibiting states from passing laws that restrict off-counter use of abortion drugs. It also could end state laws that require abortionists to report cases of statutory rape of young girls to authorities, McClusky continued.
“This bill would not only lead to more abortions, it would also lead to more deaths of both mothers and children,” he wrote in 2013.