The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act was introduced amid revelations that there was a “doctor” named Kermit Gosnell who was performing late term abortions on babies, many of whom were born alive and subsequently murdered. To this day, Gosnell claims he was performing a public service. After all, most of his clients were poor and didn’t have the means necessary to raise a child. There wasn’t anyone coming to take care of these babies once they were born, so Gosnell was preventing these children from growing up in a world of poverty and danger. It was for their own good.
The details of the Gosnell case were so horrific that even liberals had to denounce him as a way to save face. They couldn’t justify what he was doing. It wasn’t so much because he was performing late-term abortions. Liberals love late-term abortions. It was that his clinic was filthy and made the abortion industry look disgusting (which it is). They had to denounce him and claim that Gosnell was an isolated case and not representative of the majority of abortion clinics in the U.S. (which it was).
So while the liberals offered their forced and fake denunciations of Gosnell, they wanted to make sure we didn’t let that “isolated” case affect how we looked at “women’s rights.” In fact, they argued, Gosnell is reason to believe we need better and easier access to abortion now more than ever.
Senator Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington state, claimed that this bill, which would essentially prohibit future Gosnells from operating in the U.S., is extreme and unconstitutional. From the Senate floor, she stated (from CNS News):
“So we’re here today to make one thing abundantly clear and that is that this extreme, unconstitutional abortion ban is an absolute non-starter… The truth is the drumbeat of politically driven, extremist and unconstitutional laws continues to get louder. And apparently some of our colleagues on the other side of this aisle want to make some noise about this so that their adoring audience of right wing radio-hosts and activists are satisfied… Women who continue to believe that their healthcare decisions are theirs alone are not going anywhere. And by the way, the Constitution is not going anywhere and therefore this bill is not going anywhere.”
Since when do liberals care about the Constitution? She said that the Constitution is “not going anywhere.” Actually, if liberals had their way, they’d scrap it once and for all. She knows deep down that most (probably all) bills that are passed are unconstitutional and immoral. The good and Constitutional bills never make it, because they have the effect of restraining the government in some way. Politicians would never knowingly restrict their own power. All they want to do is expand their power.
Is this bill unconstitutional? It attempts to, in an incremental way, protect the life and liberty of our most defenseless and innocent of citizens. Senator Murray wants to execute unborn babies for their parents’ behavior. The baby didn’t conceive itself.
Instead of encouraging young people to control their sexual desires, liberals like Murray encourage them to do whatever they want with whomever they want, and if anything happens as a result, just kill it. And she wants to make sure that the government is there to protect that “right.”