“Abortion, with no (real) restrictions, has become, since the 1980s, the god of the left and, sadly, the god of much of the modern Democratic Party in this country.” (Hobby Lobby & the Left’s Appeasement of the Abortion god — From Law to Grace, March 26, 2014)
My, how far the modern Democrat Party has come in only the last five years as it relates to a culture of
life death. Long gone are the days of Bill Clinton’s “safe, legal, and rare” mantra about abortion (not that many people on either side of the issue really believed him). Gone, but not forgotten, are the days of the Obama-era regulations which attempted to coerce privately held religious companies — not to mention clearly religious organizations like the Little Sisters of the Poor — to pay for abortions through company-provided health insurance.
In recent weeks, Democrats have rushed to replace these now “antiquated” notions of abortion, choosing instead to “shout” and celebrate access to virtually unrestricted abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. Governor Andrew Cuomo, whose father Mario, himself a former Governor of New York, once famously quipped that he was “personally against, but politically for” abortion rights, doesn’t even try to pretend like his father. After Andrew Cuomo ordered the One World Trade Center to be lit in pink, celebrating New York’s radical abortion law, I’m not sure how one could argue that he is truly “personally against” abortion. If this Governor Cuomo is, he sure has a strange way of communicating that belief to the world.
Speaking of strange, how to even begin discussing the Governor of my own state, Ralph Northam, one of at least two Virginia Democrat statewide elected officials who liked to dress up in blackface. Speaking ambiguously at best and horrifically at worst during a radio interview last week in support of “The Repeal Act,” a bill designed to repeal any and all meaningful impediments to abortion, up to and including the moment before live birth, Governor Northam appeared to endorse “post-birth abortion”:
“[Third trimester abortions are] done in cases where there may be severe deformities. There may be a fetus that’s nonviable. So in this particular example, if a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen,” Northam, a pediatric neurosurgeon, told Washington radio station WTOP. “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.” (emphasis added) (Virginia governor faces backlash over comments supporting late-term abortion bill)
Whether or not Gov. Northam actually supports infanticide, unfortunately, is open to interpretation because he refused to back away from his original in-artful comments. He instead doubled-down on his support for virtually unfettered abortion saying,”
“I regret that those comments have been mischaracterized. . . . The personal insults toward me I really find disgusting.”
Of course, that was before the whole world became disgusted by learning that Ralph Northam won a Michael Jackson moonwalk contest, having dressed the part with hat, gloves, and, oh, a little blackface. But for his long-suffering wife telling him it was not appropriate, Northam would have moonwalked in front of a bewildered press last Saturday. That, and advocating for infanticide, are among many things that Governor Northam should regret.
But, not to be outdone or outshone by the Virginia Governor’s antics in Richmond, the saddest evidence of just how radical many Democrats are with respect to abortion rights came to light on Tuesday night in the House Chamber during President Trump’s State of the Union Address. Democrat Congresswomen donned white for the occasion, not to make a fashion statement, but rather a political one:
“Today we stand together wearing white in solidarity with the women of the suffrage movement who refused to take no for an answer,” said Representative Brenda Lawrence, who is also the leader of the Democratic Women’s Working Group. “To an administration that has closed its eyes to women, we will be seen.”
And, seen they were, just not in the way that they thought they would. Creepy comes to mind. Marlo Safi, a woman originally from Syria, expresses what many people, both men and women, were thinking Tuesday night:
“I will, as millions of women do, wear white on my (eventual) wedding day. I’ll wear white on Easter Sunday. White represents purity and life, and is often reserved for special occasions. In Syria as elsewhere, the color of clothing holds a very significant role in the culture, especially during mourning. And having been raised around the Syrian tradition, I was especially crestfallen to see white worn by these specific women, especially during a time where millions of Americans, including myself, are mourning the recent New York abortion legislation and Virginia governor Ralph Northam’s barbaric remarks on “post-birth abortion.” (“The Congresswomen at the SOTU Should’ve Worn Black”)
We should be a country in mourning. Mourning for the 60+ million unborn babies aborted since 1973, including many girls who will never be seen at all. Mourning for the moms who have been spiritually, emotionally, and physically harmed by abortion. Mourning for the blatant disregard for life in this country. Mourning that apparently not one Democrat woman in white applauded, much less stood, (Joe Manchin seeming to be standing alone in a sea of white on the Democrat side of the aisle) when President Trump stated clearly and unequivocally:
“Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: All children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God.” (President Donald Trump, 2019 SOTU Address)