Democrats' Losing Bet on Abortion Extremism
Unlikely Source Reveals the Disturbing Reality of Abortion
The SBA Pro-Life America team doesn’t shock easily, but NPR did something truly jaw-dropping yesterday – posting a disturbing audio recording of an abortion in progress. The reporter even described the setting as “feeling like childbirth”:
Doctors and scientists reacted. Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D., Charlotte Lozier Institute’s senior fellow and director of life sciences and a Harvard-trained scientist:
“By 11 weeks, the baby that NPR describes as ‘pregnancy tissue’ was alive and active. In fact, scientists have determined that at 11 weeks the unborn baby has brain activity and doesn’t stay still for more than 13 minutes at a time. The phrase ‘pregnancy tissue’ is a cruel exercise in semantics designed to deny or obscure what science knows about the humanity of the baby.
“My heart goes out to this woman who chose to end the life of her own child and then share this experience on national radio—this is a moment of deep sadness.”
Dr. Ingrid Skop, an OB-GYN who has delivered more than 5,000 babies:
Dr. Anthony Levatino, a former abortionist, has explained that an electric vacuum aspirator has up to 10 to 20 times the suction power of a household vacuum. That’s likely why we hear the mother groaning in pain in the NPR recording. Suction that powerful will hurt as it rips out the adherent placenta and unborn child, even after the mother receives pain medication.
Tragically, while the mother’s physical pain may be over, there is no guarantee that the emotional pain will subside quickly. We know from compassionately listening to women who experienced abortion, as well as a review of the scientific literature, that many women live with regret, anxiety, depression, substance or alcohol abuse, and the potential for self-harm for months or years following the abortion.
Our president Marjorie Dannenfelser also responded to the heartbreaking audio:
It is horrifying and inappropriate for a taxpayer-funded outlet to air the excruciating moments for child and mother of an abortion. If I were an advertiser I would question the judgment of affronting viewers who see this death of an 11-week-old human being with fingers, eyes, toes, revealing left or right handed-ness, as tragic. Perhaps intended to anesthetize listeners, it is most likely to cause a recoil away from those who promote it, including advocates of abortion seeing votes at the polls next Tuesday.
$415 Million Later, Abortion Not the Silver Bullet Democrats Hoped
Pro-abortion Democrats could wake up next week with quite the spending hangover. Via The New York Times (emphasis ours):
In the first major election since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the debate over abortion rights has not emerged as a political silver bullet for Democrats, who have largely abandoned hopes that a surge of voter outrage over the decision alone would lift them over obstacles they face in the midterms.
After spending hundreds of millions of campaign dollars on abortion messages — nearly $415 million on ads alone — Democrats have found the impact to be uneven.
Even CNN is asking, “Did Democrats place a losing bet on abortion?”
In the immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, Democratic strategists insisted the 2022 midterms had fundamentally shifted…they argued the election would now be a referendum on [abortion]…With just six days left in the election, it appears as though that gamble may have been a massive mistake.
Democrat Tim Ryan Tries to Walk Back His Record on Late-Term Abortion
Via The Daily Signal’s Mary Margaret Olohan:
Ryan claims that Roe v. Wade provided America with “stability” for 50 years. The late Ruth Bader Ginsburg disagreed, saying, “Heavy-handed judicial intervention was difficult to justify and appears to have provoked, not resolved, conflict.”
Here are four times when Ryan struggled to name any limits on abortion he would support or touted his vote for radical pro-abortion legislation:
Vance didn’t hesitate to call Ryan out:
Bravo, J.D. That’s how it is done.
Frankly With Frank: Gubernatorial Races
Frank sat down with SBA Pro-Life America’s Political Coordinator Kaitlin Makuski to chat about the most likely pick-up opportunities for pro-life Republicans running for governor:
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