By Micaiah Bilger
Democrat leaders want to pass a radical pro-abortion bill nicknamed the Abortion Without Limits Up to Birth Act if they win a few more seats in the U.S. Senate in November.
But that is not how Democrat candidates and their friends in the media are portraying the issue to voters. As The Federalist pointed out this week, “Corporate media claim that pro-lifers face an uphill political battle when it comes to protecting life in the womb, but what they’re not being honest about is the fact that Democrats are peddling radical and unpopular abortion measures far outside the mainstream.”
Democrat politicians in key swing races, including U.S. Sens. Mark Kelly of Arizona, Michael Bennet of Colorado, Raphael Warnock of Georgia, Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, and Patty Murray of Washington all support the radical pro-abortion bill, as do candidates John Fetterman of Pennsylvania, Val Demings of Florida, and Tim Ryan of Ohio.
Many of them also voted against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which prohibits abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy when unborn babies are nearly fully formed and scientific evidence indicates they can feel pain. Most countries across the world ban abortions after 20 weeks, if not sooner; the U.S. is an exception.
Because Democrat politicians know that unrestricted abortion on demand is unpopular, they avoid questions about abortion limits, and mainstream news outlets rarely ask.
The candidates claim they merely want to “codify Roe v. Wade” into federal law, but this deceives the American public.
The Abortion Without Limits Up to Birth Act, also known as the Women’s Health Protection Act, would force states to legalize abortions for basically any reason through all nine months of pregnancy, force taxpayers to pay for them and get rid of bans on sex-selection abortions, parental consent requirements and more.
The Federalist recently asked all the candidates if they support any restrictions on abortion before birth, and only one answered. A spokeswoman for Cortez Masto told the conservative website, “The AP, Politifact, and the Reno Gazette Journal have all reported on this misleading question, with Reno Gazette Journal recently noting: ‘Abortion up to the moment of live birth is not a thing, according to obstetricians.’”
But even the fact checks admit unborn babies are aborted in the third trimester when they could be born and survive outside the womb at any moment.
Although most candidates avoid directly answering questions about abortion limits, their comments imply that they support aborting unborn babies without restriction throughout pregnancy.
For example, Kelly did not include any qualifiers when he wrote Wednesday on Twitter, “Health care decisions like whether or not to have an abortion should be made between Arizonans and their doctors – not politicians.”
In May, Ryan was one of the few candidates who admitted openly that he does not think there should be any limits on abortion.
“You’ve got to leave it up to the woman,” Ryan told Fox News.
Meanwhile, Warnock, a Georgia pastor, refused to support conscience protections for pro-life doctors and nurses in a recent interview.
“Georgia Democrat Raphael Warnock refuses to answer if he supports religious liberty protections to ensure pro-life doctors aren’t forced to participate in abortions,” SBA Pro-Life America wrote on Twitter, linking to a video of Warnock’s comments.
Conscience protections, bans on sex-selection abortions and taxpayer funding for abortions, parental consent and restrictions on killing unborn babies in abortions all have strong public support.
A January poll by Marist found 71 percent of Americans want abortions to be restricted to the first trimester, if not sooner. In contrast, only 17 percent agree with Democrat political leaders that there should be no restrictions on abortion at any time in pregnancy. LifeNews recently highlighted 14 different polls that show Americans support strong legal protections for unborn babies.
Democrat leaders know that their position is unpopular, and that’s why candidates do not talk about the specifics of their pro-abortion goals. But Americans deserve to know the truth when they go to the polls in November.