The Patriot Post® · The Death Industry Is the Lifeblood of Democrats

By Robin Smith ·

Politics is downstream of culture. So the radical positions taken by Democrats reflect the values of those who associate with that political stripe. It’s just as simple as that.

The faces of the political Left are interchangeable, speaking in one voice to demand the Democrats’ declared “right” to abort babies. That demand has now been revealed to be extreme and daring in the escalated embrace of death to the unborn from conception to the moment of birth.

Two states, New York and Virginia, buoyed the vileness of abortion to the surface over the last few weeks. There was the celebration held by a cheering New York State Assembly as Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Reproductive Health Act, which ensures the availability of an abortion on demand up to the very moment a child is born — even if the mother has gone into active labor. The law also removes criminality from those who fail to provide aid or resuscitation to a baby born despite an attempted abortion. New York is not just the abortion capital. New York is led by people who cheer death of infants.

Virginia’s General Assembly had its own moment of truth in introducing a bill very similar in scope and effect. Democrat Gov. Ralph Notrhram described how the law would be put into practice in the delivery, um, that is the procedure room. Now, more criticized for his scandal involving a 1984 yearbook photo that may or may not include him in blackface or KKK garb, Northram, a trained and practiced child neurologist, offered his support of the abortion bill in a very matter-of-fact description during a talk-radio segment: “So in this particular example if a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen, the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

Stunning? Not really, though it is sickening. The conscience is shocked because the details of abortion were spoken so very plainly and clearly that painted with words the image of a newborn being murdered, rather than some clump of cells or as a being threatening the life of the mother. Last week, Democrats spoke of abortion for the act that it truly is — a procedure used to end the life of a child with very rare occasions to save the life of the mother. It’s only stunning if you tolerate murder on a sliding scale.

Using the most currently available data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 638,169 abortions performed in the U.S. in 2015. Of those, over 91% were performed at or before 13 weeks, or just over three months, gestation. Within that cohort, 65% of abortions were obtained by mothers terminating their pregnancies at or before the eighth week, or two months gestation or less. Using 2015 survey data from the state of Florida, since the CDC doesn’t make publicly available reasons cited for abortions, of the 71,740 infant deaths caused by abortion, 0.001% were involving an incestuous relationship, 0.065% were due to protect the life of the mother, and 0.085% were performed in the cases of rape. So, a total of 0.151% of the time, abortion was performed for those rare circumstances that are oft-cited by the abortion industry justifying the ease of obtaining the procedure.

Looking at the real-time U.S. Abortion Clock, that projects the number of abortions performed daily, annually, and since Roe v. Wade in 1973, over 61 million abortions have ended the lives of conceived children. While the procedure’s popularity has declined over the years with the availability of technology like ultrasound, the absolute war fought by the political Left to protect this procedure is vicious and very determined.

Whether it’s New York, Virginia, or the other states like Maryland, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts rushing to file legislation that will yield the same horrors of infanticide, Americans are being given information that should forever frame their approach to political decisions.

Is there room in the Democrat Party for pro-life politicians? Clearly, no.

With the data proving abortion is used to end pregnancies, not save lives, can we all now just reject the lie that abortion is “reproductive health?”

Since the New England Journal of Medicine has published data studying premature births at 24 institutions to record that infants born as young as 22 weeks gestation are able to survive outside the mother’s womb when given supportive measures, can’t Americans now just admit that late-term abortions are performed upon human beings who are viable?

Are there any Christian Democrats who’ll speak loudly against this modern-day practice of infanticide?

At this moment, the silence of any who claim to believe in Jesus Christ, whose image we’re fashioned into, is deafening.

Using both faith and science, the evidence is in. Democrats’ commitment to abortion on demand should be a line of definition that separates those who support the endowments of the Creator referenced in the Declaration of Independence as well as the tenets of both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. There is a red line. It’s one pulsing with the blood of life of the children whose rights are being disregarded by an unhinged political party that has abandoned God, science, and virtue.