They ought to rename the Republican Party that gained majority control of both the House and Senate in November’s midterm elections only to turn around and renege on campaign promises immediately after being sworn in, the Pontius Pilate Party, PPP for short.
No other name better suits a party that staged an 11th-hour revolt against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the 20-week abortion ban that had already got a green light in the last Congress with overwhelming GOP support.
Strikingly shameful, it was mostly women Repubs who ended forcing the cancellation of a vote scheduled to coincide with yesterday’s March for Life and the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision. Namely, Representative Marsha, Blackburn (R., Tenn.), Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina and Rep. Jackie Walorski of Indiana.
In some circles, Blackburn, Ellmers and Walorski, quaking in fear of Dem attack ads, coveting womens’ votes for GOP and wanting the approval of millennials, the same ones looting and torching in Ferguson, MO, could be called ‘Agents of Death’.
It is courtesy of the turncoat Repub trio that Rep. Carolyn Maloney, (D-N.Y.), their sister on the other side of the aisle, could advance her specious argument that “instead of a jobs agenda, the majority seems bound and determined to attack women’s rights, to take away a woman’s constitutional right to make for herself the most private and personal and intimate decisions.”
This from a member of a party that in all other aspects of life has left the Constitution in tatters as Obama proceeds with his unsolicited Fundamental Transformation of America.
Maloney’s boss, acknowledged ‘World Champion of Partial Birth Abortions’, of course had already vowed to veto the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
During a debate on the issue Thursday, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., who led the effort to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, called late-term abortion “the greatest human rights atrocity in the United States today.” (Media Research Center, Jan. 21, 2015)
“Franks examined how more than 18,000 late-term abortions are occurring in America each year. He said that, despite polls that suggest the majority of Americans are in favor of protecting unborn children.
“We have given these little babies less legal protection…than farm animals under the Federal Humane Slaughter Act.”
“Almost every other major civilized nation on earth protects pain capable babies at this age, and every credible poll of the American people shows that they are overwhelmingly in favor of protecting them. And yet, we have given these little babies less legal protection from unnecessary painful cruelty than the protection we have given farm animals under the Federal Humane Slaughter Act.”
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Franks’ bill cites a scientific study that shows unborn children can feel pain after 20 weeks, about half the normal time it takes from conception to childbirth.
“More than 18,000 ‘very late term’ abortions are performed every year on perfectly healthy unborn babies in America,” Franks said when he proposed his bill. “These are innocent and defenseless children who can not only feel pain, but who can survive outside of the womb in most cases, and who are torturously killed without even basic anesthesia.”
“By 8 weeks after fertilization, the unborn child reacts to touch,” the bill finds. “After 20 weeks, the unborn child reacts to stimuli that would be recognized as painful if applied to an adult human, for example, by recoiling.”
It is a fact that when in utero infants can feel pain in abortions after 20 weeks in pregnancy. As Franks points out, “many of them cry and scream as they die, but because it is amniotic fluid going over their vocal cords instead of air, we don’t hear them.”
Perhaps the thought of those cries and screams will haunt Reps. Blackburn, Ellmers and Walorski for the rest of their days in office.
Washington, DC - Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement regarding her continued efforts to build support for and pass H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
“Over the past few weeks I’ve had the privilege of leading the effort to build support for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act as we work to ensure the unborn are provided the same protections that all human life deserves. While I am disappointed we were not able to complete our work on this important piece of legislation this week, I am appreciative of the Members who brought their concerns to me. I agree with the National Right to Life that it was better to delay the vote than to pass a greatly weakened bill.
“We must return the focus of this legislation to what matters most – protecting the lives of precious babies. As the primary co-sponsor of this bill, it is a top priority for me and I remain committed to working with our leadership team, the Pro-Life Caucus, and the pro-life organizations who have fought along side us to build support and move this legislation across the finish line.
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