Killing Baby Girls No Problem for Pro-Abortion Extremists
Having an abortion because your unborn child is the wrong gender (virtually always a girl) is almost universally condemned. Even Planned Parenthood says that it is against such abortions (even though it makes no effort to stop them, naturally). An overwhelming majority (86%) of Americans, including a significant portion of those who call themselves pro-choice, think sex selection abortion should be illegal. I think it’s fair to say that supporting the right of women to kill their girl babies because they are girls is a position that is on the fringe of American political life.
With that in mind, I give you the House Democrats and their pro-abort allies:
Democrats in Congress peddled a curious reason for opposing a ban on sex-selection abortions that target girl babies with abortion because they are not boy parents may prefer. They said the ban was anti-woman and part of the so-called “War on Women” Republicans are allegedly waging.
During today’s debate on the Congressional bill to ban sex-selection abortions, Michigan Democrat John Conyers said the ban on sex-selection abortions “tramples the rights of women.”
“It limits a woman’s right to choose and jeopardizes her access to safe, legal medical care,” he claimed.
Jarrold Nadler, of New York, said the ban on sex-selection abortions is the “latest tactic in the War on Women.” Rep. Hank Johnson said the bill was part of the “Republican War on Women.” And Barbara Lee of California went as far as claiming that women would reset to back alley abortions if they couldn’t obtain a sex-selection abortion like the ones the bill would ban.
Meanwhile, NARAL Pro-Choice America weighed in with…look, a squirrel:
NARAL Pro-Choice America president Nancy Keenan said that while her group has long opposed “reproductive coercion,” “the Franks bill exploits the very real problem of sex discrimination and gender inequity while failing to offer any genuine solutions that would eliminate disparities in health care access and information.”
“Nancy Keenan” is clearly an anagram for “non sequitur”.
And how could we have a discussion of any political issue without the race card being played:
Marcia Greenberger, co-president of the National Women’s Law Center, said the bill fosters discrimination by “subjecting women from certain racial and ethnic backgrounds to additional scrutiny about their decision to terminate a pregnancy.”
Right. It’s racist to want to see more African-American or Hispanic children born.
It turns out that those who oppose prevention of sex selection abortions have an ally in the White House:
White House deputy press secretary Jamie Smith told [ABC’s Jake Tapper] in a statement: “The Administration opposes gender discrimination in all forms, but the end result of this legislation would be to subject doctors to criminal prosecution if they fail to determine the motivations behind a very personal and private decision. The government should not intrude in medical decisions or private family matters in this way.”
Got it: the same people who nationalized one-sixth of the American economy, and gave the federal government the authority to regulate every aspect of health care in America, believe that “the government should not intrude in medical decisions.” Color me skeptical.
There may be a case to be made that such a ban would be unenforceable. But that’s not the case most opponents made. The spoke instead of a burden being placed on doctors, or about “reproductive health,” or about the “war on women” (!), or about utter nonsense (would someone really resort to a “back-alley abortion” because they were having a girl rather than a boy?). But what it all comes down to is this: these are people who think that abortion is the one thing in all of human existence that no one has any right to restrict in any way, for any reason, at any time or place—not for the protection of the mother, not for the protection of the baby, not to protect females or the disabled. And the moral convictions of Americans be damned.
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