North Carolina Senate Candidate Cheri Beasley: Killing Babies in Abortions is “Health Care”

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Aug 19, 2022   |   12:42PM   |   Charlotte, North Carolina

North Carolina Democrat candidate Cheri Beasley claimed Wednesday that late-term abortions are “health care” after a federal judge reinstated a state law that protects unborn babies from abortions after 20 weeks.

Beasley, a former state Supreme Court justice, is running against pro-life Republican Tedd Budd for an open U.S. Senate seat in North Carolina. While Budd is being portrayed as an extremist for his pro-life position, Beasley’s radical pro-abortion position is being ignored in the mainstream news media, The Federalist pointed out this week.

To most Americans, late-term abortions are immoral and should be illegal. Polls consistently show that a strong majority of voters support legal protections for unborn babies, especially after the first trimester. But Beasley and other Democrat politicians take the opposite stance.

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On Wednesday, Beasley expressed outrage at the judge’s ruling, because now North Carolina may begin enforcing a law that prohibits killing unborn babies in elective abortions after 20 weeks.

“Abortion is health care, and I will not hesitate to secure this freedom in the Senate,” she wrote on Twitter.

However, tens of thousands of doctors confirm that killing unborn babies in abortions is not health care. What’s more, abortion data shows that less than 1 percent of aborted babies are killed because of rape, incest or threats to the mother’s life.

In North Carolina, at least 48 unborn babies were aborted at 21 weeks of pregnancy or later in 2020, according to state health department statistics. Each was a fully-formed, potentially viable baby who likely was torn apart limb from limb while their heart was still beating in a dismemberment, or D&E, abortion. Nowadays, premature babies are surviving outside the womb at 21 weeks.

But Beasley calls killing them for any reason “health care,” and wants to force every state across the U.S. to allow abortion on demand.

According to The Federalist:

Beasley did not respond to The Federalist’s questions about whether she supports any restrictions on abortion up until the moment of birth, but her support for unlimited abortions is no secret and certainly not popular with North Carolina voters.

A quick glance at local polling reveals a majority of voters want abortion limited to the first and part of the second trimester. Just 23 percent of voters in North Carolina say abortion should always be without restrictions.

A national Associated Press poll recently found similar results. According to the poll, 65 percent said most or all second-trimester abortions should be illegal; the number increased to 80 percent in the third trimester.

Another unpopular stance, Beasley also wants to get rid of the Hyde Amendment and force taxpayers to pay for elective abortions, according to her campaign website. Numerous polls, including one in January by Marist, have found strong public opposition to taxpayer funding for abortions, including among low-income Americans.

The U.S. Senate candidate also supports a radical pro-abortion bill nicknamed the Abortion Without Limits Up to Birth Act that would force states to legalize abortions for basically any reason through all nine months of pregnancy. The bill would get rid of conscience protections for pro-life medical workers, bans on sex-selection abortions and taxpayer funding for abortions, parental consent and informed consent laws – all of which have strong public support.

“Congress must protect reproductive health and codify Roe v. Wade,” Beasley told the Raleigh News & Observer in June. “It’s a human right, a constitutional right, and essential health care. I will always fight to protect women’s rights to make their own health care decisions, including by supporting the Women’s Health Protection Act.”

Democrat leaders know that their abortion position is unpopular; that’s why candidates do not talk about the specifics of their pro-abortion goals. But Americans deserve to know the truth when they go to the polls in November. Candidates like Beasley hold extreme pro-abortion positions that benefit the abortion industry, not the American people.