House Passes Bill to Legalize Abortions Up to Birth
House Democrats passed a radical pro-abortion bill Friday that would force states to legalize abortions of unborn babies for basically any reason up to birth and force taxpayers to pay for their deaths.
CNBC reports lawmakers voted largely along party lines in favor of the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act. The vote was 219 to 210.
Democrat leaders and many mainstream news outlets portray the bill as an effort to simply “codify the right to an abortion” in response to the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. But pro-life advocates, who nicknamed the legislation the Abortion Without Limits Up to Birth Act, said it would go beyond Roe and get rid of almost all laws that protect unborn babies.
Bans on sex-selection abortions and taxpayer-funded abortions would be gone if the bill passes. Laws that protect women and girls would be eliminated, too, including parental consent for minors and informed consent laws that ensure mothers receive facts about abortion risks and their unborn baby’s development before going through with an abortion.
“This bill seeks to strip away from elected lawmakers the ability to provide even the most minimal protections for unborn children, at any stage of their pre-natal development,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Today’s votes show that Democrats are not interested in protecting women and their unborn children. They are only interested in protecting the interests of the abortion lobby.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, asserted that Democrats were acting on behalf of the American people in response to the Supreme Court’s recent abortion ruling.
“Public sentiment is everything,” Pelosi said Friday prior to the vote, according to CNBC. “As Republicans in Congress, the courts and across the country seek to punish and control women, Democrats are honoring the basic truth: Women’s most intimate health decisions are her own.”
But polls consistently show that a strong majority of Americans oppose abortion on demand and support strong legal protections for unborn babies. Pelosi also was wrong that pro-life advocates want to punish and control women. Pro-life laws do not punish women, and pro-life leaders clearly and repeatedly say they oppose such punishments.
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