Skip to comments.Wow: Rep. Blackburn Shows Ultrasound Pic of Her Grandson To Testify Against Abortion Bill
Posted on 07/15/2014 9:17:20 AM PDT by Kaslin
Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) brought a picture of her grandson to Capitol Hill today. No, she didnt simply show it to her colleagues to beam about her newest family member she brought the picture straight to the Senate floor to testify against the pro-abortion S. 1696, or Womens Health Protection Act.
S. 1696, which has 25 Senate cosponsors (all Democrats), would override nearly all federal and state laws limiting abortion, including third-trimester bans on abortion, limits on abortion after 5 months of pregnancy, and laws against sex-selection abortion, according to the pro-life organization SBA List, which sent out an urgent email to supporters this morning.
This sweeping legislation is what brought Rep. Blackburn to testify and hold up her grandsons ultrasound for all her colleagues to see.
This is the wonder of science, Blackburn said. I could see his arms and legs, I could see him peacefully resting in his mothers womb.
Because Blackburn understands the humanity of the unborn, she had some strong words for the legislation being considered.
It is broad, loosely written. It would jeopardize hundreds of laws - laws that protect both mothers and unborn children. It would render impossible efforts by states to limit abortions based on sex of the child.
The representative then provided some statistics revealing that women support abortion restrictions. The reason, she said, is obvious.
It is no wonder women support this we bear life.
Blackburns pro-life colleagues shared her passion, including Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), who, as a former nurse, shared that abortion harms not only the unborn child, but the mother as well:
"One to 5 percent of abortions have infections, minors are up to twice as likely to experience lacerations and short term risks, and 37 percent have the risk of preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies."
Sen. Grassley (R-IA) offered a different perspective by suggesting S. 1696 is also a states rights issue:
It would allow Congress to intrude on states rights. This is a weak political opportunity before midterms. Theyre trying to appear compassionate, yet the law disregards common sense laws aimed at stopping murderers like Kermit Gosnell. The American people wont support it.
Of course, a few Congress members present defended the legislation with the now tiresome war on women rhetoric. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), for instance, said S. 1696 was necessary to retain womens rights:
Since Roe v. Wade, too many states have been trying to turn back the clock on access to high quality care [ ] The threat is clear. Some politicians think they know better than women and their doctors. Women are more than capable of making decisions without asking legislators.
Perhaps the most ironic part of Baldwins testimony was when she insisted that Congress is responsible for enforcing Constitutional rights.
Funny. She must have forgotten about the right to life.
Rep. Blackburn suggested that the bill the Senate should be considering is the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act legislation that would ban abortions after 20 weeks, the point at which unborn babies can feel pain.
But, Sen. Harry Reid and other Senate Democrats seem intent on spearheading an abortion agenda.
It is unlikely this bill will pass the House of Representatives, but still unnerving to see so many legislators trying to make it law.
Pro-lifers can at least be thankful to know they have courageous representatives like Marsha Blackburn fighting for the unborn.
And I would be proud to say she is my President. Run, Marsha, run !!
Blackburn is a fiscal and social conservative. She opposed the Affordable Care Act, stating that with the passage of the bill, “freedom dies a little bit today.” She subsequently supported efforts to repeal the legislation, arguing that it “means well” but fails to live up to its promise. When pressed by MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough on the claim that the legislation included “death panels” for the elderly, she would not reject this assertion.
In April 2009, she questioned former Vice President Al Gore during an energy-related congressional hearing: “The legislation that we are discussing here today, is that something that you are going to personally benefit from?. The Independent, a London-based periodical, has credited her for “famously put[ting Gore] on the spot about his business interests in the [energy] industry” during this confrontation. Gore vociferously refuted the implied accusation, pointing out that every penny he makes from renewable technology investment goes to a non-profit.
In 2013, she was chosen to manage debate on a bill promoted by House Republicans which would criminalize all abortions after 22 weeks’ gestation, with limited exceptions for rape or incest. She replaced the bill’s sponsor, congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ), after Franks made controversial claims that the chances of pregnancy resulting from rape were “very low”.
At October 2013 congressional hearings on the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare”, Blackburn charged that the health.gov website violated HIPAA and health information privacy rights. The next day, when a CNN interviewer pointed out that the only health-related question that the web site asks is “do you smoke?”, Blackburn repeated her criticism of the site for violating privacy rights.
She scored 100% on American Conservative Unions 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 Ratings of Congress. According to her campaign website, National Journal described her as a “freshman to watch” and a “top House conservative” in 2003 and 2004, Americans for Tax Reform called her a “taxpayer hero” in 2003, and the National Right to Life praised her for supporting the Medicare Prescription Drug and Modernization Act. In 2008, Blackburn was named one of the “Most Corrupt Members of Congress” by the government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, although the Federal Election Commission unanimously rejected CREW’s complaint.
On February 16, 2014, Blackburn appeared on MSNBC’s Meet The Press as a guest in a climate change segment alongside Bill Nye. She reiterated a belief that scientists do not sufficiently understand the climate to make long term predictions, and argued that a cost/benefit analysis did not support taking any action against further carbon emission increases.
I thank God that there are still righteous leaders in America such as Rep. Marsha Blackburn.
She is a wonderful representative of Christian values.