Unborn babies begin to feel pain at around 20 weeks, so, in order to propagate a less barbaric and a more merciful, just, and humane society, the House of Representatives voted on and passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act the other day. This bill, if signed into law by the President, would ban mothers from terminating the lives of their unborn babies 20 weeks after conception. It of course has exceptions for cases of rape, incest, and those in which the mother’s life would be at risk if she carried the baby to term.
Now, the basic purpose of this bill seems reasonable enough that both the left and the right could agree on it for the time being, doesn’t it? You would think that conservatives opposing abortion would see this as a step in the right direction (and I’m sure all of us do), and you would think that Democrats would proudly support the bill, as it would add another notch to their reputations as being the party of compassion. Plus, who honestly wants to have it on his record that he voted in such a way that he knew would inflict physical pain on anyone or anything?
You would think Democrats would support this bill; but you would only think that if you also think Democrats don’t actually want babies aborted.
Democrats in the Senate are promising to vote against protecting 20-week-old unborn babies from excruciating, torturous pain because, hey, every mother has the right to torture her child. A child’s body is the mother’s body, after all.
What’s more, the Obama administration has said that if the bill successfully makes its way through Congress, President Obama will veto it because It “would unacceptably restrict women’s health and reproductive rights,” a White House statement read, “and is an assault on a woman’s right to choose.”
Notice how the statement stays vague, as all liberals do with this topic: “a woman’s right to choose.” Well, to choose what exactly? If they were to be specific, they would have called it “a woman’s right to choose to terminate her unborn baby [fetus, what have you] in an unimaginably painful way. That is the specific “right” that the Obama administration is defending, not the vague right to “choose.” The bill allows abortions one day before the 20-week mark; she has plenty of time to choose.
In opposing this specific bill, which deals with a specific scenario, the Democrats and this administration are defending the right not just to choose things in general, but to choose the very specific thing in the bill: to inflict pain on their offspring. So, no, this bill is not an assault on a woman’s right to choose in general, but on a woman’s right to choose that specific barbaric plan of action.
But what else would we have expected from an administration whose head is a man of such degenerate morality that, as an Illinois state senator, he repeatedly attempted to deny medical attention to babies who were accidentally born alive before their scheduled abortion could occur?