For all their dodging and weaving, Democrats revealed as the Party of Death

At least one pro-choice advocate, Virginia state Del. Kathy Tran was honest enough to admit that her proposed legislation would allow an abortion up to the moment of birth.

Despite all the denials coming from pro-choice radicals and Democrats including Tran who tried to deny her meaning, here is a summary of what she said:

House Majority leader Todd Gilbert:  How late in the third trimester could a physician perform an abortion if he indicated it would impair the mental health of the woman?

Tran: So, I mean, through the third trimester. The third trimester goes all the way up to 40 weeks.

Gilbert: Okay? But to the end of the third trimester?

Tran: Yep. I don’t think we have a limit in the bill.


Gilbert:  Where it’s obvious the woman is about to give birth, she has physical signs that she is about to give birth, would that still be a point at which she could request an abortion if she was so certified? She is dilating?

Tran: Mr. Chairman, that would be a decision that the doctor, the physician and the woman would make at that point.”

Gilbert: I understand that. I’m asking if your bill allows that.

Tran: My bill would allow that. Yes.

Tran later said she that she “misspoke” and wished that she would have been “quicker on her feet” when answering the question, clearly asked several times. The freshman lawmaker might have meant that  she wished she was quicker to repeat the obvious deceptions by the likes of Planned Parenthood.

The issue centers on the question of what consists a threat on the woman’s health that would allow an abortion up to the moment of birth. Trans bill* would have removed the phrase “substantially and irredeemably impair the mental or physical health of the woman,” leaving a wide variety of reasons to permit the abortion as a threat to the woman’s health, including mental health. Among them: The child has Down Syndrome. The child has a cleft palate. The child be too expensive. The mother changed her mind at the last moment about having a child. And more.

Extremely rare examples, you say? (“Only” 20,000 induced abortion were performed after the 20th week, according to one estimate.)  But whatever the exact number, the law would allow it, removing previous protections for innocent life. You might as well argue that, “What the hell, what’s a few innocent lives matter anyway?”  And Democrats, liberals, progressives et al adorn themselves as compassionate, caring. Bull.

Where are the Democrats, liberals and progressives who condemn this extremist, anti-life position? If they care about innocent life, why can’t they see that a fully formed child in the womb is a person, deserving of some protections? Or that even Roe v. Wade said that government has a legitimate interest in protecting life later in pregnancy and, presumably, up to the moment of birth. And that the rights of the child and the women need to be balanced.

Most 2020 Democrats Back an Abortion Bill Just Like Virginia’s

No doubt these are the same people who would hail Tran as a sensitive and caring environmentalist because she introduced a bill to protect fall cankerworms. Can we assume that Tran thinks a bug deserves more protections than an actual human being?

Fall cankerworm.

Fall cankerworm.

Newly born person

Newly born person

The woman’s health has been an issue ever since Roe v. Wade’s companion case Doe v. Bolton tried to clarify and define a woman’s health. (I explain that in a previous post, here, “Pro-choice lie about the New York law that allows late-term abortions”.)

Despite all this, many in the media and on the left vigorously came to the defense 40-week abortions:

About death threats: I don’t know any pro-lifer who sends death threats, but that obviously doesn’t mean that it doesn’t happen. I’ll be clear: anyone masquerading as pro-life who sends death threats is scum. Don’t do it. You’re not pro-life.

*Here is the language of Tran’s law. Notice that it also would have removed other common sense protections that many Americans consider to be reasonable.

Abortion; eliminate certain requirements. Eliminates the requirement that an abortion in the second trimester of pregnancy and prior to the third trimester be performed in a hospital. The bill eliminates all the procedures and processes, including the performance of an ultrasound, required to effect a woman’s informed written consent to the performance of an abortion; however, the bill does not change the requirement that a woman’s informed written consent be first obtained. The bill eliminates the requirement that two other physicians certify that a third trimester abortion is necessary to prevent the woman’s death or impairment of her mental or physical health, as well as the need to find that any such impairment to the woman’s health would be substantial and irremediable. The bill also removes language classifying facilities that perform five or more first-trimester abortions per month as hospitals for the purpose of complying with regulations establishing minimum standards for hospitals. [My emphasis.]

I’ve have something to say later about Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s controversial remarks about infanticide since is a somewhat different issue. 

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  • "Democrats revealed as the Party of Death" It is a temptation in these heated time to allow one's partisanship to degenerate into raw hate.

  • The raw hate is on the part of those who believe that it is permissible to perform an abortion up to the moment of birth. Or during birth (partial birth abortion) or even after birth.

  • The leadership in the Republican Party casts doubts on the reality of climate change, which, if not dealt with, could, destroy the entire planet. Which party did you say is the death Party of Death?

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Global warming is a theory that can be challenged on multiple grounds. Infanticide is a here and now act of homicide.

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