By Kevin Burke, LSW
The abortion position of the Democratic Party is so extreme that most people refuse to believe it’s true.
How do you convince them?
The key to lifting the veil on the Biden/Harris agenda is to go right to the Democratic Party Platform for 2020 and bring light to the diabolical and deceptive language of reproductive rights.
Page 32 of the Party Platform states the following:
Democrats oppose and will fight to overturn federal and state laws that create barriers to reproductive health and rights. We will repeal the Hyde Amendment [which restricts tax-payer funded abortion], and protect and codify the right to reproductive freedom.
What does it mean to Codify the Right to Reproductive Freedom?
Democratic Candidate Joe Biden said if elected President he will “send immediately to the U.S. Congress…a Codification of Roe V Wade.”
If approved by a Democrat controlled congress this will codify Roe v. Wade in federal law. This codification will nullify any preexisting state laws restricting abortion such as parental notification, informed consent, and laws that ban later term abortion procedures after the child in the womb feels pain.
Codifying Roe V. Wade in federal law will guarantee laws similar to New York’s Reproductive Health Act, guaranteeing unrestricted access and promotion of abortion in all 50 states – through all nine months of pregnancy and for infants born alive in botched abortions – even if Roe V Wade is overturned.
The New York law is a model for other extreme abortion laws being proposed in other states.
From CNS News:
Fr. Frank Pavone, president of Priests for Life, told CNSNews.com that “these [new] extreme laws, as I explain in my video, not only make it easier to get late-term abortions, but they also repeal very reasonable regulations which the courts permit even under Roe v Wade…”
New York’s Reproductive Health Act, which was approved in the state Senate 38-24, allows abortion across the board, even at the moment of birth, provided it is “necessary to protect the patient’s life or health.” In this matter, mental, emotional, or psychological “health” is included.
Such broad provisions ensure that that there are no restrictions on these barbaric and medically unnecessary procedures.
In addition, infants born alive in later term procedures, will be left without care and support, and cruelly left to suffer and die alone. Abortion apologists dispute the reality of infants born alive in botched procedures.
Author Patrina Mosley writes at Family Research Council on the numbers of children that suffer this type of sadistic death, and the limitations of previous legislation to protect them:
Congress did pass the 2002 Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, but that was only a definitional change stating that all infants who survive abortion are full persons under the law. It neither required any medical care for infants born-alive nor included a provision for prosecuting anyone who failed to provide care.
…That’s over 300 publicly documented cases of infants surviving abortion, and this is most certainly an underestimate since there is no mandatory reporting on abortion for all states, and since any data collected by the CDC is given voluntarily by the state.
According to the CDC report, those 143 infants that met the legal definition of a live birth—which includes “any sign of life, e.g., breath, heartbeat, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles”—clung on to life for hours! Nearly 50 percent held on to life for at least four hours, and six infants for more than 24 hours. (Full article here.)
How did the Democratic Party respond to legislation to protect these innocent babies born alive in botched abortion procedures?
Hadley Arkes writes in The Catholic Thing on the legislative efforts to restore the penalties, criminal and civil, that had been stripped from the 2002 Born-Alive Infants Protection Act.
When the new bill was brought to the floor of the House in September 2015, every voting Republican voted for it, and all Democrats but five voted against it. The box score was 248-177, and the situation was replicated in January 2018 with a vote of 242-177. (Full article here.)
In 2019 the Democrats used a filibuster to block the bill, a bill to provide comfort and care to babies born alive in botched abortions, from ever coming to a vote.
A Foundation Built on Quicksand
“It is impossible to further the common good without acknowledging and defending the right to life, upon which all the other inalienable rights of individuals are founded and from which they develop.” – Saint John Paul II
If a political party has, as one of its foundational platform proposals, the radical promotion of abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, and even after birth in botched abortions – despite some otherwise laudable elements in their overall political platform – this party’s moral authority and social sanction collapses in moral ruin.
We must, as believers in Jesus Christ, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary, reject a party with such a diabolical moral foundation, until such a time as they repent and reform their Party’s Platform.
To enable such immorality by continuing to support such a party with our vote, and thereby empowering their clearly stated agenda for our nation, is a direct participation in grave moral evil.
The Democratic Party will never reform, until Catholic leader’s demand they turn away from this evil, and Catholic laity, and all believers in Jesus Christ, withhold their votes and deny them access to political power.
Everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain fell, the flood came, and the winds beat against that house, and it collapsed—it was utterly destroyed! (Matthew 7:24-27)
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