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Pro-abortion extremists slam House Republicans for passing 20-week abortion ban

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When news broke that the House voted to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, it was inevitable that pro-abortion extremists would lose their minds.

To them, there is no restriction that is acceptable on abortion, ever— even something as banning late-term abortions. And an article written by Emily Crockett at RH Reality Check has a nice little round-up of the pro-abortion outrage, including from one pro-abortion congresswoman who calls the bill “disgustingly cruel.”

“This bill is a danger to women’s lives and well-being, an affront to their dignity, and a threat to the rights and liberties all Americans hold dear,” Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, said in a statement after the bill’s passage.

… “It’s the beginning of the end of abortion—at 20 weeks, at 17 weeks, at 12 weeks, at one week, at conception,” Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) said on the House floor. “This is an anti-abortion bill. It’s not about fetal pain, it’s not about 20 weeks.”

… President Obama has threatened to veto the bill. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest called the bill “disgraceful” at a press conference Wednesday, and said that the president “strongly opposes” it.

… Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) talked about her own two abortions, and how it felt to have to “carry around a dead fetus for two days” while waiting for her medically necessary abortion procedure.

“Women who go through these experiences go through them with so much pain and anguish,” Speier said.

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) called the bill “disgustingly cruel” and read aloud the stories of real women whose struggles with medical and financial hardship brought them to the difficult and expensive decision to have a later abortion.

Unsurprisingly, Cecile Richards joined in on the outrage, too:

Planned Parenthood tweeted out the commonly-used pro-abortion lie that most late-term abortions are done for medical reasons, something that the ardently pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute has discredited. But women getting late-term abortions, where the baby will be cruelly ripped limb from limb, because they just didn’t want the baby isn’t quite as sympathetic as the mother who “had” to get a late-term abortion because their baby had some kind of birth defect or abnormality, right?

NARAL also tried to make it seem as if this is something that Americans don’t support, by saying that it’s not an issue that Americans want legislators spending time on — except that the overwhelming majority of Americans, even those considered to be “pro-choice,” would not only ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, they would ban abortion after the first trimester.

It’s truly interesting to see how many pro-abortion extremists are wringing their hands in anguish over the idea of abortion being banned after 20 weeks. After all, the United States is one of but a small handful of countries that allows late-term abortions. Somehow, women in the rest of the world are able to survive without late-term abortion. They aren’t in constant peril of bodily injury from the lack of late-term abortions. Most countries in Europe don’t allow abortion after the first trimester, and it is not uncommon for abortion laws to be even stricter than that.

As for Louise Slaughter’s claim that a 20-week abortion ban is “disgustingly cruel,” perhaps she should take a look at the cruelty of late-term abortion methods. Babies are either ripped apart limb from limb, or they’re given a shot of poison straight to their heart in order to kill them. To her, not being able to murder a preborn child in such a callous and horrific way is cruelty, which says a lot about just how extreme she is in her pro-abortion fanaticism.

Banning abortion after 20 weeks is not extreme, cruel or dangerous to women— it is something that the majority of Americans, including the majority of women, support.

Very few countries around the world allow late-term abortion. It is needlessly cruel and violent, and almost never performed for medical reasons. Yet somehow, pro-abortion advocates fight the idea of a 20 week abortion ban tooth and nail —and all because it isn’t women’s health or women’s rights that they support. It’s because their priority, first and foremost over everything else, is abortion.

This diehard extremism in support of abortion is beyond wrong — it’s ghoulish and scary.

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