Democrats wildly out of step with Americans on abortion
A standing ovation for abortion? That’s what New York’s Reproductive Health Act got in the Senate chamber when it passed last week. Lawmakers and bystanders stood and applauded a law that legalizes abortion all the way up until birth, for any reason.The bill also gives up one of their main rationales for legalizing abortion. They have argued in the past that it must be legal to avoid "back alley" abortions that endanger the mother's life, but they appear to have legalized those very abortions. Some polls have shown that over 80 percent of Americans oppose abortion in the third trimester. In Europe, abortions are usually limited to the first trimester. Not since the ancient Carthaginians have there been so many people willing to celebrate the sacrifice of infants.
The left may be celebrating the bill’s passage, but it is wildly out of step with American sentiment on the issue. American support for late-term abortion continues to decline; one poll last year found that a mere 13 percent of Americans support abortion all the way into the third trimester. And most Americans don’t think abortion is something to celebrate, or “shout” to borrow from the pro-choice lobby's public relations campaign. A majority of Americans, in fact, say abortion is immoral.
I can only imagine then, that seeing Democrats vigorously applaud abortion for 7-pound babies makes most Americans queasy. The same goes for lighting up One World Trade Center pink.
But the bill did more than extend abortion up until labor pains begin. The bill drops the requirement that only doctors perform abortion and decriminalizes violence against children in the womb. Even if it's by a woman's thug boyfriend.
"Safe" … scratch that. Legal and rare? Scratch "rare," too. In New York City, one in three babies are aborted.
In legalizing and then celebrating the brazen removal of protections for not just unborn children, wanted or unwanted, but women as well, New York dramatized something the left is increasingly struggling to hide: they are only interested in legal abortion, full stop. Safe and rare be darned.