President Trump on Friday called on the Senate to pass a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks.
“I call upon the Senate to pass this important law and send it to my desk for signing,” Trump said in his address to the March for Life, an annual march against abortion in Washington, D.C.
Trump spoke to attendees from the White House Rose Garden via live satellite video.
The 20-week abortion bill passed the House last year but has not been called for a vote in the Senate, where it’s unlikely to pass because of a slim Republican majority, The Hill reports.
Trump touted the various anti-abortion policies his administration has enacted, including action the Health and Human Services Department took Friday rescinding Obama-era guidance aimed at preventing states from defunding Planned Parenthood.
“Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence and that is the right to life,” Trump said. “We are protecting the sanctity of life and the family as the foundation of our society.”
In his introduction of Trump, Vice President Pence called Trump the “most pro-life president in American history.”
“This president has been a tireless defender of life and conscience in America,” Pence said.
“With your continued dedication and compassion, with pro-life majorities in the House, with President Trump in the White House, and with God’s help, we will restore the sanctity of life to the center of American law.”
Baby butchers were not so happy about Trump’s push…
Sarah Horvath, MD, an ob-gyn and bloodthirsty baby butcher in Pennsylvania who is a fellow with Physicians for Reproductive Health, tells Yahoo Lifestyle that banning abortion — a procedure made legal in the U.S. 45 years ago today via the Supreme Court’s ruling on Roe v. Wade — at 20 weeks is a “completely arbitrary cutoff.”
“There is nothing about 20 weeks that is special or medically different [when it comes to fetal development],” Horvath says. “Abortion is safe both before and after that gestation age. And abortion is one of the safest medical procedures performed in this country because it is legal.”
Twenty-week abortion bans — already the rule of law in 17 states in the U.S. — “end up jeopardizing women’s health and safety more than doing anything to protect them,” Horvath says.
The problem with her statement is that she is dead wrong. Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop was very clear that no abortions have ever been performed for the sake of the mother’s health.
It has also been proven that women who slaughter their unborn for the sake of convenience are much more likely to get cancer.
A fitting end for someone who would brutally kill a baby just to avoid the responsibility of their actions, wouldn’t you say?
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January 23rd, 2018