Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Just Three Democrats Had the Courage to Vote to Ban Late-Term Abortions

A sign of the abortion “litmus test” in the Democratic party, only three Democrats in the U.S. House voted Wednesday for a bill to prohibit late-term abortions when unborn babies can feel pain.

The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act passed the U.S. House on Wednesday in a 237-189 vote. The bill would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks when strong scientific evidence indicates unborn babies are capable of feeling pain. Twenty weeks also is very close to the point of viability.

Despite strong public support, the bill received “yes” votes from only three Democrats in the House: Illinois Rep. Daniel Lipinski (a co-sponsor of the bill), Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson and Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar, ....

The three congressmen bucked the growing push by Democratic leaders to support a radical pro-abortion platform. In 2016, the Democratic National Committee adopted a platform calling for taxpayer funding of abortions and unrestricted abortion on demand up until birth.

More recently, several Democratic leaders have said there is no room in the party for pro-life candidates. And in August, Tom Steyer, the single largest donor to the Democratic Party in recent years, said he will give money only to pro-abortion candidates.

The debate really flared up in the spring after abortion activists with NARAL criticized DNC Chair Tom Perez, Sen. Bernie Sanders and others for supporting Heath Mello, a Nebraska Democratic mayoral candidate who has a pro-life voting record.

Amid pressure from abortion activists, Perez described abortion as a “fundamental value” and said every Democrat should support it. Perez later backtracked, but other Democratic leaders have made similar statements since then. . . . Read More

Tags: U.S House, Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, Three Democrats, Courage to Vote, Ban Late-Term Abortions To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the Greater Fitchburg For Life. Thanks!

No comments :