SAN DIEGO. Current law says that anyone born in the United States is automatically a citizen with rights. This point is being made in discussions about immigration. But such rights seem rather fleeting if a botched up late term abortion results in an abortion surviving viable baby.
In those cases, the baby can be refused medical treatment inasmuch as it was the mother’s “intent to abort.” Isn’t that nice?
America saw two hideous bills over the last week. One in New York passed into law only to be proudly affirmed by Democratic Governor Andre Cuomo. The other in Virginia did not pass however it was defended by beleaguered Democratic Governor Ralph Northam.
The Reproductive Health Act
New York’s Reproductive Health Act protects women’s reproductive rights up to and including the birth of the child. The NY law says women can avail themselves of abortion services without fear of arrest. The only caveat being that the abortion must be necessary for the mother’s health or that the fetus is not viable. Moreover, what is “necessary” for the health of the woman is not clear. Furthermore, under the Reproductive Health Act, even non-doctors are able to perform abortions.
Imagine this medical procedure and decision can be made by a layperson. Can you see the Planned Parenthood abortion clinics rising?
Governor Andrew Cuomo justifies his immoral decision for giving women “the fundamental right to control their own body.”
That always sounds good, the idea of people controlling their own bodies. But it begs a major question:
If the child is able to survive after birth and can simply be delivered instead of destroyed, what on earth does this have to do with the mother’s “own body?”
The claim is often made that the fetus is not viable. However, viability is not defined. Does the infant have Down syndrome? Is a child with Downs viable?
In this vein, Dr. Omar L. Hamada, an OB/GYN said in an interview with Fox News:
“That’s actually sick that we’re celebrating the death of infants – of babies that could live outside of the womb right then. In fact, at the base of the World Trade Center…there is a memorial to 9/11 in which is listed the names of the victims and also the fetuses. I think there were four or six fetuses that were killed, and they list those as victims. And now they’re celebrating that they’re able to take the lives of those…. There’s absolutely no reason to kill a baby before delivery in the third trimester,” he said. “Not a fetal or maternal indication – what we say in medicine. If there’s a problem, and there are problems in the third trimester, both with the babies and with the mom that require delivery, just deliver the baby. We don’t have to kill it.”
Virginia’s HOUSE BILL NO. 2491 is far worse than one can imagine. The proposed law would not merely allow the destruction of a fetus. It would allow the termination of life up to when the mother’s cervix is dilating in preparation for delivery.
Democratic Governor Ralf Northam says the law will allow abortion all the way up to dilation. But Northam says such actions are:
“…Done in cases where there may be severe deformities. There may be a fetus that’s not viable. So in this particular example, if a mother’s in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. 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.”
Read until the mother decides if she wants to raise the child.
Where is the news coverage?
One would think the media would be all over this story. One would also think the Democratic Party would have much to answer for. After all, this is an inconvenient headline that contradicts their narrative about being champions of children and disenfranchised people.
But as it happens, the Democrats and their mainstream media surrogates received a Hail Mary pass when Governor Northam medical school yearbook picture surfaced. Taken during Northam’s 1984 school year, the image shows a man in blackface standing next to another man dressed as a KKK member.
Democrat politicians are almost unanimous in calling for Governor Northam’s resignation.
Almost any news pales in comparison to the practice of infanticide. Nevertheless, Northram’s yearbook has changed the narrative, allowing Democrats to concentrate on the issue of racism issue while ignoring the infanticide issue.
Unfortunately, ignoring this story is nothing unique. Facts about infanticide and late-term abortion have been ignored for years.
About the Author:
Bob Siegel is a weekend radio talk show host on KCBQ and a regular CDN columnist. His novel “The Dangerous Christmas Ornament” earned both the 2017 Independent Press “Distinguished Favorite” Award and the New York City Big Book Award. “About Read” lists this book as one of its Top 30 Recommended Action Adventure Books for 11-Year-Olds.