By Jon Dougherty
It’s obvious by now that Democrats are making a push in the states they control to dramatically expand abortion over fears that POTUS Donald Trump will have the chance to “pack” the U.S. Supreme Court with pro-life conservatives who may someday rule against the procedure.
In the process, Democrats are trying to claim they’re only protecting ‘women’s rights,’ but what they’re actually doing is proving to Americans they are the true “party of death.”
Vermont is the latest deep blue state to expand abortion rights to a point that borders on infanticide. The Vermont House has voted to pass legislation allowing abortion at any stage of pregnancy and for any reason whatsoever.
Critics say the legislation is more expansive of abortion rights than extremist bills passed in New York and Virginia, The Blaze notes.
“Every individual who becomes pregnant has the fundamental right to choose to carry a pregnancy to term, give birth to a child, or to have an abortion,” the legislation says. Astonishingly, the bill passed 106 to 36.
Minority Republicans in the Vermont House tried to add some semi-reasonable restrictions to the bill such as requiring minor children to get parental consent before getting an abortion and requiring women to get an ultrasound before having the procedure.
Both of those were soundly defeated, however.
Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review blasted Democrats for supporting the horrific law, saying it “makes a frightening statement about the Democratic party’s increasingly extreme view of abortion rights.”
Well, sure, but that’s hardly relevant for a party whose members view abortion “rights” the same way they view climate change — with a cult-like acceptance. Facts don’t matter, decency doesn’t matter, and Democrats don’t find their views “extreme.”
As for the Vermont bill, it appears destined to become law. Democrats have a supermajority in the state Senate and Gov. Phil Scott, also a Democrat, has said he’ll gladly sign it.
Democrats appear to be on the road to a self-fulfilling prophecy: More federal regulation of abortion and, perhaps, a federal court challenge. That’s because according to polling data released this month, the vast majority of Americans oppose late-term abortion laws like the one New York passed last month and Vermont is on the verge of passing.
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