Joe Biden’s spokeswoman Jen Psaki is not happy that Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Wednesday that would protect more than 600 unborn babies every year by banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
The new Arizona law makes it illegal to abort an unborn baby after 15 weeks of pregnancy except in medical emergencies when the mother’s life is at risk. Abortionists who violate the abortion ban could lose their medical license and face felony charges.
“In Arizona, we know there is immeasurable value in every life – including preborn life,” Ducey said in a statement Wednesday. “I believe it is each state’s responsibility to protect them.”
But Psaki disagrees.
In a tweet she posted on twitter along with a news article about the bill, she condemned the new law, saying the measure is “extreme and harmful” while claiming abortion is “reproductive health care.”
“These laws are unacceptable and we won’t stop fighting for justice and equality,” Psaki complained.
Justice and equality would be ensuring that the right to life of babies killed in abortions is protected.
Almost 63.5 million babies have been killed in abortion since the Supreme Court legalized abortion in Roe v. Wade in 1973. Although abortion totals per year have gone down since their highs just after Roe, almost 900,000 babies are killed in abortions every year and those totals have increased slightly in the last two years because of the COVID pandemic and massive uncertainty in the world.
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Randall O’Bannon, Ph.D., is the director of education and research for National Right to Life and he says “As long as abortion is legal, each year we will keep adding to the total of lives lost to America’s greatest holocaust.”
He’s worried the numbers will keep going up and up. O’Bannon says the increase in abortions is also due to increasing reliance on the abortion pill, which makes killing babies cheaper and easier.
“If an increase occurs, it will likely be to the increased promotion and use of chemical abortions which have risen steadily since the FDA’s approval of the abortifacient mifepristone in 2000. So-called “medication abortions” have increased even while surgical abortions have been declining and the number of clinics has been shrinking in the U.S.,” he noted. “Efforts of the abortion industry and its political allies to promote telemedical chemical abortions, where abortionist never sees the woman in person, will surely exacerbate this trend.”
The ultimate figure of 63,459,781 babies killed in abortions is greater than the populations of a couple dozen states and larger than many of the biggest countries in the world.
“This is more that the population our country’s most populous state (California) and a number greater than the combined population of our 23 least populous states,” O’Bannon says.
“To get another take on the enormity of that loss, a nation with a population of 63.5 million would rank about twenty third on the list of the world’s most populous countries. In terms of population, a nation that size would rank ahead of such countries as Italy, Spain, Kenya, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Argentina, Columbia, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Cambodia, South Korea, or Canada,” he added.
The pro-life advocate says pro-life Americans must step up their efforts to end abortion and build on the success of lowing abortion rates in half over time.
“To reiterate, the long term trend in the number of abortions is definitely downward, even in the midst of overall population increases. It is clear that the legislative, educational, political, and outreach strategies of the pro-life movement have been effective,” he concluded. “The numbers make clear both that we have come a long way and that we have a long way left to go.”