If Republicans want Millennials, then why did they betray a majority of them?
I have to add this footnote to my post about the horrible Republican betrayal of the pro-life cause.
An excuse made for the sudden about-face, where the GOP Congress dropped a bill they had already passed and replaced it with another one was explained as a need to placate Millennials.
This was a fraud.
As CNS News reports, “Millennials Protest Ellmers’ Efforts to Delay and Dilute Pro-Life Bill.”
A crowd of pro-life millennials gathered outside of Rep. Renee Ellmers’ (R-N.C.) office on Thursday to express their anger with her for delaying and attempting to dilute the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
The Republican House leadership had initially intended to hold a vote on the bill on Thursday, the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, but delayed it after Ellmers complained.
Ellmers claimed the bill would cost the Republican Party support from millennials, a claim that Students for Life of America leader Kristan Hawkins countered with a new poll that shows most millenials favoring prohibiting abortion.
“There is no reason, in our country today that we should allow these barbaric abortions to be performed,” Hawkins said of abortion that take place five months or more into pregnancy.
The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would have prohibited the abortion of babies 20 weeks or later into gestation unless they were conceived in rape or incest, or if the life of the mother was at risk. The bill says that the rape exception would only allow terminating the life of an unborn child at 20 weeks or later into pregnancy if the rape was reported to law enforcement.
Ellmers claimed that the bill would “alienate Millennials.”
“A new poll that came out yesterday showed that 59 percent of millennials, those you see here and more coming who were with us today in the March for Life that were over 500,000 strong are pro-life,” Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America (SFLA) said, referencing a Knights of Columbus survey.
“When the congresswoman was speaking about this bill and the fetal pain bill and why she was urging leadership not to vote, I think that was an act, that was being a coward, and I’m really disappointed,” said Hawkins, surrounded by numerous women and woman who appeared to be of high school and college age, outside Ellmers’ office.
So, once again, there was no excuse for this betrayal. The Republican majority refused to restrict abortion for infants that can feel pain as they are dismembered in the womb because they want it to be legal to kill and torture such children.
That’s the Republican Party. They actually damaged their relationship with their most coveted demographic group. They are that much in love with legal abortion.