The disconnect between many in the Democratic Party and the majority of the country on the issue of abortion was on full display this week with Sen. Elizabeth Warren serving as a word picture for a party that seems unable to find common ground with anyone but Planned Parenthood.
In an unsurprising loss because 60 votes were needed, the Senate was unable on Tuesday to put an end to the practice of infanticide when abortionists refuse to provide medical care to babies born during botched abortions or of painful late-term abortions committed on children in utero 5 months or later. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) led the debate for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, while Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) championed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, both calling for these measures as the bare minimum of human decency for human beings.
In his floor speech, Sasse told his colleagues about the Born Alive measure, “This bill isn’t about abortion. I’m pro-life. I’m unapologetically pro-life, but this bill is not actually about anything that limits abortion. This bill doesn’t have anything to do with Roe v. Wade. This bill is about something else. What this bill does is try to secure basic rights, equal rights for babies that are born and are outside the womb.”
On her Twitter account on Tuesday morning, Senator Warren made it clear that it was “radical and restrictive” to put any limits on abortion. As she has unapologetically said, “I believe that abortion rights are human rights.”
That’s not a position the public shares with the Democratic presidential candidates. more