Nate Jackson / May 12, 2022

Dems’ Death Cult Bill Dies in Senate

Democrats are “wildly out of touch” with Americans, the world, and the science.

As expected, Senate Democrats failed to pass their radical abortion bill yesterday — a deadly charade to appease their constituents after the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade draft opinion leak last week. Just as important as the fact of its failure is the reason for its demise.

“Make no mistake: It is not Roe v. Wade codification, it’s an expansion,” explained Senator Joe Manchin, who was the lone Democrat “no” vote against the Women’s Health Protection Act. “It wipes 500 state laws off the books. It expands abortion,” he added. “We should not be dividing this country further than we’re already divided.”

Even Senator Susan Collins, the sometimes Republican from Maine who has introduced her own bill to codify a federal “right” to abortion, called the Democrat bill “too broad.” Indeed, the party has gone a long way from the days of “safe, legal, and rare.”

Manchin and Collins are too kind. Republican Senator Ben Sasse actually hit the mark: “Advocates for abortion on demand are doing a lot of fearmongering. We’ve heard some bizarre speeches on the floor in the last couple days that are so disconnected from the reality of the text of the legislation that’s before us. So much of what they’re pushing is wildly out of touch with the public and wildly out of touch with modern science.”

“Wildly out of touch” pretty well describes Democrats on a lot of things. That they win elections at all is a testament to the fallen condition of humanity.

Sasse also pointed to how “wildly out of touch” Democrats are with the rest of the world. “The legislation before us today would make our laws even more extreme,” he said. “Depending on how you count we have the fourth to seventh most extreme pro-abortion laws of any of the 200 nations on Earth.”

Democrats defiantly argue just the opposite. They love to point to polls conducted by their Leftmedia propagandists as “proof” that, as Kamala Harris complained, the result “clearly suggests the Senate is not where the majority of Americans are on this issue.” But these polls are garbage for two reasons. First, the Supreme Court shouldn’t decide constitutional law based on polls, and, frankly, Congress shouldn’t be writing legislation that way either. Second, many of these polls are designed to achieve certain results — it’s pollaganda.

Speaking of “wildly out of touch,” Joe “Good Catholic” Biden does not support any limits on abortion, which is way out of step with his church and his proclaimed faith.

All of this brings us to some of the more bizarre remarks about this renewed debate, which come from, of all places, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. You may be wondering what in the world a treasury secretary would have to say about this issue. We were too.

Perhaps that’s why she turned the argument into a utilitarian economic one.

To be fair, she was set up to do so by a question from New Jersey Democrat Senator Bob Menendez: “What impact will the loss of abortion access mean economically for women?” Claiming it would “set women back by decades,” Yellen explained that “abortion helped lead to increased labor force participation” of women and “research also shows that it had a favorable impact on the well-being and earnings of children.”

The children who survive, anyway.

South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott asked rhetorically, “Did you say that ending the life of a child is good for the labor force participation rate?”

Yellen went on digging a hole, including throwing race into it — as if saving the black babies who are vastly disproportionately the victims of abortion would somehow afflict the black community. Scott aptly replied, “I’ll just simply say that as a guy raised by a black woman in abject poverty, I’m thankful to be here as a United States senator.”

His is a wonderful story. More than 60 million lives have been terminated in the womb before more wonderful stories could play out. How many Americans would have been born and gone on to become business owners, inventors, athletes, medical professionals, or even senators if the eugenicists at Planned Parenthood hadn’t killed them?

When will leftists start to think of people as economic assets and not liabilities? Humans are, of course, far more than that — we are all God’s image bearers, worthy of the Declaration’s promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

When will Democrats stop treating the lives of preborn children like nothing more than human sacrifices to a political dogma?

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