Vice President Mike Pence weighed in on the controversy in Virginia over a state lawmaker’s failed bill wanting late-term abortion.
Pence published an essay titled “Life Is Under Attack” in the National Review. He called the bill in Virginia, as well as an abortion bill approved in New York, “a call to action for all Americans.”
Thank you, Mike Pence, for standing for what is right in the face of God and humanity. We need to fight for the sanctity of life. God bless you.
These VA & NY late-term abortion bills should be a call to action for all Americans. It would be unconscionable for us to let this moment pass in silence. We must recommit ourselves to restoring the sanctity of life to the center of American law: https://t.co/TPKY7b7XOL
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) January 31, 2019
This week, a delegate to the Virginia state legislature introduced a bill affirming abortion up to the moment of birth. In shocking testimony, the delegate admitted that even when it was obvious that a child was about to be born — in the 40th week of a pregnancy, even in the midst of active labor — this proposed law would allow for the child to be aborted, so long as a single doctor approves.
Governor Ralph Northam, a supporter of the bill, went even further in a radio interview the next day. He tried to reassure its opponents that if a child survived an abortion, “the infant would be kept comfortable. [And] the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue.”
There’s another word for this: infanticide. And it is morally reprehensible and evil.
Virginia’s bill comes just a week after the New York state senate was filled with cheers following the passage of a similar law. Governor Andrew Cuomo declared it “a historic victory for . . . our progressive values” and directed pink lights to shine on landmarks throughout the state, including One World Trade Center.
This shameless embrace of a culture of death is startling to every American who cherishes life. Not too long ago, the Democratic party’s stated position was that abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare.” It was this widespread rejection of late-term abortion that led a large bipartisan majority in Congress to pass the partial-birth-abortion ban in 2003. But now look at how far the Democratic party has fallen. More
Sounds like all mothers will make the choice after the babies are born and must tell the doctor whether or not to make the baby breath or to remove an umbilical cord wrapped around the baby’s neck? “Ma’am, do you want this baby to die? It’s your choice.” I don’t see how any doctor could square this with the Hippocratic oath that they took.