There has been no lack of hysteria and extremist rhetoric coming from the defenders of a woman’s so-called right to murder her unborn child following the Supreme Court ruling to “overturn” that right, but the sad reality is the court didn’t end abortion, it only ended the lie that it was a constitutional right.
When the Supreme Court agreed to hear the Mississippi abortion case banning abortion after 15 weeks, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, they took the case to decide “whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional.”
“Pre-viability” is a politically correct word often used by pro-abortionists to rationalize the murder of an unborn baby based on the child’s ability to live outside the womb. In a nutshell, the Supreme Court was only ruling about when or where a baby can be murdered, not whether an unborn baby has a right to life or not.
Of course, the pro-abortion forces in Washington knew this to be so but using the “never let a crisis go to waste” approach to government when it comes to advancing an agenda, far-left extremists were completely willing to play their usual game of politics on the backs of the unborn.
The far-left has already presented a boatload of ideas for continuing the abortion holocaust following the Supreme Court decision, but tops on their list is codifying the right to murder unborn babies into federal law. In his address to the nation following the decision, Joe Biden made this perfectly clear:
“Let me be very clear and unambiguous: the only way we can secure a woman’s right to choose—the balance that existed—is for Congress to restore the protections of Roe v. Wade as federal law.”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who first demanded federalizing the right to murder unborn babies when the Supreme Court agreed to hear the Mississippi case last year, repeated it this past weekend in an appearance on ABC News along with the demand that Democrats nuke the filibuster to get it done.
“We (need to) get two more senators on the Democratic side, two senators who are willing to protect access to abortion and get rid of the filibuster so that we can pass it,” Warren said.
By the way, Warren has also embraced the idea of hijacking SCOTUS by expanding its size and loading it with progressive justices who would protect Roe.
The move to codify abortion has been in the works for over a year in the form of the Women’s Health Protection Act, a bill that will overturn state-level abortion restrictions and guarantee the right to murder an unborn baby “without limitations.”
The Women’s Health Protection Act states that abortion laws and regulations will be considered illegal if they “do not significantly advance reproductive health or the safety of abortion services.” In order for a law to be considered legal, it cannot “make abortion services more difficult to access.” The bill also specifies that abortion laws and regulations cannot “single out” abortion services with restrictions “that are more burdensome than those restrictions imposed on medically comparable procedures.”
Putting aside the likelihood that such a law would now be ruled unconstitutional under the Supreme Court’s decision to move the abortion issue back to the states, the idea of federalizing abortion in this fashion proves how Congress could have ended the abortion holocaust years ago because if Congress can pass a law protecting the right to abortion, it can pass a law protecting the right to life.
Even before the Supreme Court ruling, pro-abortion blue states began preparing for it by not only guaranteeing the right to murder an unborn baby, but also the right to murder them after they are born.
For example, Colorado codified the murder of an unborn child with a law declaring abortion a “fundamental right.”
“A pregnant individual has a fundamental right to continue a pregnancy and give birth or to have an abortion and to make decisions about how to exercise that right,” the law states. Additionally, the law explicitly removes the protection of state laws from unborn children: “A fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent or derivative rights under the laws of this state.”
The Colorado law prevents regulations of any kind if a child is developed enough to survive outside the womb. It allows abortion for any reason, including abortions chosen on the basis of an unborn child’s sex or disability diagnosis. It makes it impossible to create health and safety regulations on abortion and removes parental-notification requirements for abortions sought by children.
In Maryland, the state legislature presented a bill to legalize murdering newborn babies, first by saying they can be killed by a “failure to act,” — for instance, withholding medical care, or nourishment, or a blanket — and then spelling out that neither the “person” who has the baby nor anyone who helps her can be subject to criminal or civil charges. Further, anyone who attempts to prosecute the pregnant person or her accomplice can be sued for damages.
Under the Maryland law, a baby born alive, after an abortion or during a regular delivery, can be allowed to die within the first days of his or her life, possibly as long as 28 days, and no one will ever be charged with murder because, as the bill also states, “Nothing in this section shall be construed to confer personhood or any rights on the fetus.”
Last month, the state of California took abortion without limits to new levels when it advanced a bill (A.B. 2223), a bill that legalizes murdering babies after they’re born. The bill is the crowning achievement of California’s Future of Abortion Council (FAC), an organization formed by Gov. Gavin Newsom to turn California into an abortion sanctuary.
California’s Future of Abortion Council also wants Golden State taxpayers to pay for the abortions for women coming from other states in addition to reimbursing them for travel, lodging, childcare, and lost wages.
So, ignore the hysteria and the rhetoric because the Supreme Court ruling didn’t end abortion, it simply changed the battlefield.
David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable for their failure to uphold conservative values, and he promotes those values instead of political parties.