A Texas abortionist who testified Thursday before U.S. Congress repeatedly refused to answer questions about whether an abortion kills a living human being.
Fox News reports U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, a pro-life Republican from Louisiana, pressed Dr. Ghazaleh Moayedi to answer basic questions about abortion, including when human life begins and whether sex-selection abortions are wrong.
Moayedi was one of several abortion activists who testified at a House Judiciary Committee hearing that Democrat lawmakers called to criticize the Texas heartbeat law. The pro-life legislation prohibits abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable and already has saved thousands of babies’ lives.
When Johnson asked Moayedi and others to defend their pro-abortion position, however, they refused to directly answer his questions.
“Does abortion kill something that’s alive, take the life of something that’s alive?” Johnson asked Moayedi.
She responded, “Sir, the way that you’re asking these questions actually intentionally invites violence and harassment to both of us – to all of us.”
But Johnson said her response was just “absurd” because she, a medical doctor, should be able to answer a basic biological question about her work.
“When you dismember something in the womb, is that a human being or not? It’s a living being, yes or no?” he pressed.
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When Moayedi responded that she was there to discuss medical care, Johnson followed up by asking his first question again, according to the report.
“Are we killing something that’s alive? Is it a life? Yes or no?” he asked.
“What you are discussing is not the reality of how abortion care is delivered in this country,” Moayedi replied.
Frustrated by the non-answers, Johnson told her: “You know, if we were in a court room, I would say that that’s non-responsive. I think we all know why you don’t want to respond to that, because the obvious fact here is that you are taking a human life.”
Biologically, it is well accepted that a living human being with his/her own unique DNA comes into existence at the moment of conception. Scientists, biology textbooks and other expert sources agree, and even some abortionists admit that an abortion kills a human being.
Later, Johnson asked Moayedi if she thinks sex-selection abortions are ok.
“I do not believe that there should be any restrictions on bodily autonomy-” Moayedi replied.
Johnson began to ask the question again, but his time expired before Moayedi had the chance to respond.
During the House Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday, Democrat lawmakers demanded that the pro-life Texas law be declared unconstitutional. Moayedi and other abortion activists joined them, calling openly for more abortions and bemoaning the fact that poor children and African American children are being spared from abortions.
By six weeks, an unborn baby already has a beating heart and his/her own DNA, separate and unique from the mother’s. The baby’s limbs and major organs are beginning to form, and he/she can move around and respond to light touch. Scientists even have detected unborn babies’ brain waves as early as 6 1/2 weeks after conception, according to the Charlotte Lozier Institute.
The Texas law is saving as many as 100 unborn babies from abortion every day and has the potential to save tens of thousands more. In 2020, about 54,000 unborn babies were aborted in Texas, and about 85 percent happened after six weeks of pregnancy, according to state health statistics.
About a dozen states have passed heartbeat laws to protect unborn babies from abortion, but Texas is the first to be allowed to enforce its law. Whether the law will remain in effect or ultimately be upheld as constitutional in court remains uncertain. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the Biden administration’s request to block the law, but it has not ruled yet.
A new poll from the University of Houston/Texas Southern University found a solid 55 percent of Texas residents support the life-saving legislation.