In the third and final presidential debate, the moderator got right into one of the most controversial topics of our age (omitted from the other debates). Hillary responded to a question about her partial-birth abortion vote in the Senate with:
“Roe v. Wade very clearly sets out that there can be regulations on abortion so long as the life and health of the mother are taken into account and when I voted as a senator, I did not think that that was a case,” Clinton told moderator Chris Wallace, who asked about her record of voting in favor of partial-birth abortion.
“The kinds of cases that fall at the end of pregnancy are often the most heartbreaking, painful decisions for families to make. I have met with women who toward the end of their pregnancy get the worst news one could get: that their health is in jeopardy if they continue to carry to term, or that something terrible has happened or just been discovered about the pregnancy,” she continued. “I do not think the United States government should be stepping in and making those most personal of decisions for women. So, you can regulate if you are doing so with the life and health of the mother taken into account.”
Here’s what wrong with that:
- Hillary uses Roe v. Wade as the standard to determine whether unborn humans have the right to live but Roe v. Wade sidestepped the personhood issue intentionally and instead focused on the right to privacy, which is a red herring. The Supreme Court has been wrong before (often dramatically) and they were disastrously wrong in Roe v. Wade.
- Very few people will contest an abortion when the mother’s life is at risk, but there are over a million abortions each year in the US and very few are to save the mother’s life. While there are risks to delivering babies (600 women die each year from complications in delivery), fewer than 2% of all pregnancies are a threat to the mother, most of them being ectopic pregnancies that need to be addressed in the first trimester, not the third. A vast majority of abortions in the US are to maintain standard of living.
- Hillary also included, “something terrible…about the pregnancy…” which is code for the baby has a disability or a birth defect. First of all, babies with birth defects or abnormal conditions are still human beings and killing them because they’re imperfect in someone’s mind is fallacious and sickening. What’s worse, though, is that prenatal testing for conditions like Down’s syndrome can have a 50% false positive rate leading to abortions that wouldn’t otherwise even been wanted.
- All abortions end the life of a unique human being, but the ones Hillary defends in the third trimester are particularly gruesome. It is the type of procedure Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted of committing in his house of horrors and no amount of euphemism can justify what goes on in one of these procedures:
- Hillary says that the government has a role in just about everything but she says it doesn’t have a role in protecting the life of the most vulnerable human beings. If government has any legitimate role it is to protect innocent human life.
Trump for his part made a stand against partial birth abortion with, “If you go with what Hillary is saying, in the ninth month, you can take the baby and rip the womb out of of the mother, just prior to the birth of the baby. You can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb in the ninth month on the final day, and that’s not acceptable.”
It is not acceptable. It is murder.