Is there an abortion that progressives wouldn’t cheer? From sex-selection to utterly needless slaughter of viable babies, it seems the answer is no. The Associated Press reported on an abortion of the latter variety,
A woman who didn't learn she was pregnant until 26 weeks along is among thousands who cross state lines to get abortions every year. An @AP analysis finds the share of out-of-state abortions rose slightly despite a decline in abortions. https://t.co/Dd1Wg9xD2h pic.twitter.com/axsgLYxbFB
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 9, 2019
The replies to the tweet were powerful and a testimony to why the vast majority of Americans are opposed to third-trimester abortion on demand,
I agree. At 21 weeks I watched my son on ultrasound cover his head with his arms because the ultrasound probe was annoying him. I watched him flip over to get away from it. Now imaging something coming into the uterus to rip him apart? These unborn babies ARE aware. 🤬
— Kaydee King (@KaydeeKing) September 9, 2019
Here is one of my 25 week twins, now two healthy 1st graders. This makes me sick to my stomach. At 25 weeks, my boys were born with the same personalities they have today. This is murder, plane and simple. God bless these babies. pic.twitter.com/kGANmVb4Pj
— Joe Sav (@joeysav28) September 9, 2019
The AP missed the progressive memo on these abortions: they’re supposedly never performed for convenience sake, they are only for extreme medical cases. And yet, here’s a woman talking about abortion an almost certainly viable baby because she didn’t realize she was pregnant for months. We are still supposed to pity this woman because she had to travel to another state and spend a great deal of money to murder her unborn baby. I’ll save my pity for the baby ripped piece by piece in its mother’s womb.
What the pro-abortion Left doesn’t realize is how powerful these stories are at convincing Americans of the need for more regulation on second and third-trimester abortions.
Which is what makes this news interesting (reported in National Review this week):
In an interview with Dave Rubin yesterday, Hawaii congresswoman and Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard conceded that abortion should not be permitted during the last three months of pregnancy unless the mother was at severe risk.
Gabbard told Rubin she views abortion in a “libertarian” way, saying she doesn’t think government should be dictating women’s choices. “I think that there should be some restrictions though,” she added. Rubin asked if she had a “cutoff point,” to which she replied: “I think the third trimester. Unless a woman’s life or severe health consequences is at risk, then there shouldn’t be an abortion in the third trimester.”
As the campaign progresses, it’ll be fascinating to see how this conversation about third-trimester abortion unfolds on the Left.Published in