Congressman Slams New Jersey Law Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth: Killing Babies a “Human Rights Abuse”

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jan 18, 2022   |   4:12PM   |   Washington, DC

Rep. Chris Smith criticized his home state of New Jersey for passing an “outrageous, no-limits” abortion law this month that will lead to more “human rights abuse” against unborn children.

Speaking with Breitbart on Friday, Smith, a prominent pro-life voice in Congress, said the new law, which Gov. Phil Murphy signed last week, will keep abortion on demand up to birth legal in New Jersey even if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

“Murphy has now put the full weight of our state government, our state law, on the side of the abortionist, so it’s deeply troubling,” Smith told Breitbart. “This is a human rights abuse.”

“It totally dehumanizes unborn children and makes them persona non grata. It will lead to even more abortions going forward,” the New Jersey congressman continued. “[Murphy] has just given the total legal green light to dismember children and chemically poison children.”

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Smith described Murphy as the “abortion governor,” pointing out how many favors he has done for the billion-dollar abortion industry.

“During the height of the pandemic, he ordered that all the abortion clinics get to stay open,” Smith told Breitbart. “But necessary surgeries, including for cancer and other work were delayed or put off limits during the worst of the COVID crisis. What a revelation of priorities that was.”

Murphy also restored taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood after former Gov. Chris Christie defunded the abortion chain. Last week, Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson stood beside Murphy when he signed the abortion expansion bill into law.

New Jersey already has the highest abortion rate in the country, and Smith said the new law will lead to even more unborn babies being killed in abortions. He expressed frustration that so many politicians still deny the humanity of the unborn child.

Although “birth is an event that happens to all of us, it’s not the beginning of life, and for [the governor] to refuse, and those members of the General Assembly and state Senate to refuse to recognize, especially in the era of ultrasound, the humanity of that girl and that little boy before birth, is appalling,” he said.

“There’s a great number of scientists that are recognizing after prenatal surgeries, that, even at age 15 weeks, they make sure they anesthetize the baby to assist the baby,” he continued. But abortionists “have absolutely no compassion for the baby.”

In contrast, Smith said the pro-life movement is “all about loving” babies and their mothers.

Since Roe v. Wade in 1973, about 63 million unborn babies have been killed in abortions in the U.S. The Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on a major abortion case out of Mississippi that could restore the power to ban abortions to the states. If it does, experts predict half the country may ban abortions and tens of thousands of unborn babies could be spared from death every year.