You’ve probably heard that the US House of Representatives passed a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The interesting thing about this bill is that babies reaching 20 weeks are pretty much viable if delivered. This means that those difficult cases where the woman’s life is in danger don’t apply. After 20 weeks, you can just deliver the baby and save the mother at the same time. So that argument becomes moot.
Yet, pro-aborts are vociferously opposed to this bill. Let’s rephrase that to make sure we understand the implications. Say we have a woman at 23 weeks pregnancy. The pro-aborts would rather that this woman go to a clinic and have the baby killed instead of going to a clinic and have the baby delivered and given for adoption. How extreme and ideological can you be?
The scary thing is that President Obama is part of this extreme group. He has threatened to veto this bill if it ever reaches his desk. Here’s what Fr. Frank Pavone of Priest for Life had to say about Obama:
Responding to the statement from the Obama Administration that the President would veto this legislation if it were to reach his desk, Fr. Frank stated, “The President’s views on abortion are extreme, dangerous to women as well as to their children, antithetical to the principles on which our nation was founded, and simply barbaric. Nobody with his views on such a fundamental issue belongs in public office.” (Source)
Go get ’em, Father.
Fr. Pavone also slammed Nancy Pelosi in an awesome open letter. Here’s a snippet.
Last Thursday, June 13, you were asked a question in a press briefing that you declined to answer. The question was, “What is the moral difference between what Dr. Gosnell did to a baby born alive at 23 weeks and aborting her moments before birth?”
Given the fact that the Gosnell case has been national news for months now, and that Congress, where you serve as House Democratic Leader, was about to have a vote on banning abortion after 20 weeks fetal age, this was a legitimate question.
Instead of even attempting to answer the question, you resorted to judgmental ad hominem attacks on the reporter who asked it, saying, “You obviously have an agenda. You’re not interested in having an answer.”
Mrs. Pelosi, the problem is that you’re not interested in giving an answer.
And her bishop doesn’t seem interested in putting her in her proper place.
But it’s a great letter by Fr. Pavone. I highly recommend you read it.