Skip to comments.Senate Democrats Pushing Bill to Wipe Out Every Single Pro-Life Law on Abortion
Posted on 06/20/2014 2:42:44 PM PDT by NYer
Few Americans are aware that a Gosnell Prerogative Act has been introduced in Congress. This bill would permit the grisliest abortion providerslike the now-convicted murderer, Kermit Gosnellto set the standard of care for abortion.
Unsurprisingly, this bill is not actually called the Gosnell Prerogative Actinstead, S.1696 is deceptively titled the Womens Health Protection Act. However, it is difficult to imagine a bill less protective of women and their unborn children.
In spite of court interference, we have made great strides in the enactment and defense of state legislation that regulates and limits abortions since Roe v. Wade, with approximately 160 laws enacted across the country between 2011 and 2013 alone.
Now, imagine the laws in 32 states requiring varying degrees of informed consent prior to an abortion invalidated overnight. Twenty laws prohibiting partial-birth abortion gone. Twenty-nine state laws requiring abortion clinics to meet some degree of safety standardsgone. Other abortion bans, admitting privileges requirements, regulations on abortion-inducing drugs, ultrasound requirements, and limitations on the use of public funds and facilities for abortions and abortion trainingall gone.
Imagine the vast majority of pro-life laws wiped out with the enactment of a single piece of federal legislation. That is the purpose behind S. 1696.
S. 1696 attempts to override U.S. Supreme Court precedent and other legal standards and would logically permit abortionists to set the standard of care for their patients with no oversight from the state and no effective remedies for the abortion industrys abuses. This bill could reasonably be interpreted to invalidate virtually any type of state restriction or regulation on abortion, and would also prohibit the future enactment of any of these laws.
S. 1696 adopts the myths that abortion is good for women, asserting that it is essential to womens health, and, condescendingly, that abortion is central to womens ability to participate equally in the economic and social life of the United States.
Abortion advocates understand that Roe v. Wade will likely be overturned in the future. Abortion providers are also shaken by the success of pro-life laws enacted across the country. One surefire way to guarantee that the abortion industry continues to flourish in this country would be to enact federal legislation that invalidates state pro-life laws.
Shamefully, the abortion industry is pursuing this strategy in the name of protecting women, when in reality they are much more concerned about protecting their pocket book.
The Supreme Court has acknowledged that abortion is fundamentally different than any other procedure. No other procedure involves the purposeful termination of a human life. Abortion is fraught with consequences that do not exist with other procedures.
States must be free to regulate abortion differently than they regulate life-affirming healthcare. Congress should not even consider a bill that would obliterate over four decades of labor on behalf of our unborn children and their mothers. Surely, the Gosnell scandal taught us that much.
The Gosnell Prerogative Act is an insult to all those who suffered because of Gosnell and others like him. It should never see the light of day.
Too bad democrats weren’t aborted.
This should be of interest to the Freepers coming out of the walls lately with Romney love.
Cuz...you know...he’s FULLY on board with the abortion thing...
democrats taking us ever deeper into islamism since soetoro made it fashionable.
Its going NOWHERE in the House, so let this be their last pathetic bill before Reid is knocked back into the cloakroom.
Those who wrote it, wrote it with the blood of innocents. True blood money in God’s eyes.
This was Romney in 2002: "I will preserve and protect a woman's right to choose and am devoted and dedicated to honoring my word in that regard."
This was Romney in 2011: "I am pro-life and believe that abortion should be limited to only instances of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother."
There is no middle ground on abortion. You either believe in the right of an unborn human being to be born or the "right" of its mother to kill it. Romney's position(s) can and do shift with the political winds. On this issue and others he cannot be trusted.
“enact federal legislation that invalidates state pro-life laws.”
States need to assert themselves, and tell the feds to “F-— Off! It’s none of your business!”
WRONG evil purist! WRONGWRONGWRONG! We can most assuredly trust him to lie about it ;)
And we can trust his cheer squad to tell us how it is better than a dem doing the same exact thing.
As useless and spineless as most of our Republican congress folk are, Democrat-sponsored garbage like this is the reason why we have little choice but to keep on supporting the GOP.
Of course bh0 and the dems want to outlaw pro-life legislation. They believe that American women should abort their children and then adopt all of the children that bh0 is having flood across the border from Central America.
It kind of fits with the Federal one-size-fits-all philosophy. But you can bet that these facilities won’t be any kinder to the women as a result. (Let alone the babies.)
Sen. Baldwin [D-WI] Sen. Boxer [D-CA] Sen. Schatz [D-HI] Sen. Hirono [D-HI] Sen. Harkin [D-IA] Sen. Whitehouse [D-RI] Sen. Sanders [I-VT] Sen. Schumer [D-NY] Sen. Murray [D-WA] Sen. Gillibrand [D-NY] Sen. Cantwell [D-WA] Sen. Murphy [D-CT] Sen. Brown [D-OH] Sen. Warren [D-MA] Sen. Tester [D-MT] Sen. Menendez [D-NJ] Sen. Heinrich [D-NM] Sen. Coons [D-DE] Sen. Markey [D-MA] Sen. Merkley [D-OR] Sen. Shaheen [D-NH] Sen. Mikulski [D-MD] Sen. Booker [D-NJ] Sen. Feinstein [D-CA] Sen. Stabenow [D-MI] Sen. Wyden [D-OR] Sen. Franken [D-MN] Sen. Klobuchar [D-MN] Sen. Cardin [D-MD] Sen. McCaskill [D-MO] Sen. Begich [D-AK] Sen. Baucus [D-MT] Sen. Durbin [D-IL] Sen. Walsh [D-MT]
No doubt the Temple Recommend good Mormon Harry ‘slug’ Reid will push this through.
If it weren’t for double standards, some folks would have no standards at ALL!
The republicans are between a rock and a hard place. If they stand up for what they support, the media will accuse them of attacking the first black president. This pattern will persist, should Hilary Clinton be elected because any criticism of her will be viewed as an attack on the first female president. All of this has been cleverly crafted.
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