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Abortion Absolutism Has Taken Over the Democrat Party

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As Democrats struggle to muster enough votes to pass President Biden’s radical $5 trillion spending plan, abortion funding has emerged as one of the most controversial issues dividing the party. Specifically, whether or not the bill contains the decades-old Hyde Amendment could determine if the legislation ultimately succeeds or fails. Named after former Republican Congressman Henry Hyde of Illinois, the Hyde Amendment prohibits federal taxpayer funding of abortion.

While more moderate Democrats like West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin are insisting that the final bill contain the Hyde Amendment, progressives are eager to break with precedent and clear the way for the federal government to provide massive funding for abortions for the first time ever.  Manchin has called the issue a “red line” for him, insisting, “Yeah, we’re not taking the Hyde Amendment off. Hyde’s going to be on.” Meanwhile, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, has said she would not support the bill if it does include the Hyde Amendment, setting the stage for a showdown that could threaten final passage of the entire spending plan.

The conflict over abortion within the Democratic Party has been brewing for some time as progressive leaders continue to shift the ideological center of the party further and further leftward. Now, while a few old-school Democrats like Manchin are still interested in at least appearing to acknowledge that there should be some limits on abortion—including a prohibition on taxpayers being forced to finance them —it looks as if the Bill Clinton days when the unofficial position of the Democrat Party was that abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare” are gone forever. Instead, Democrats now make grotesque claims that abortion is an “act of love” and a “basic human right,” insisting that the federal government must force states to allow even late-term abortions without any restrictions.

That dramatic shift was also on full display at Congressional hearings on September 30, which Democrats entitled “A State of Crisis: Examining the Urgent Need to Protect and Expand Abortion Rights and Access.” The hearings, which were in response to a new Texas law that made abortions illegal after a fetal heartbeat could be detected, featured testimony from women who are ostensible “experts” on the issue.

According to one, the new Texas abortion law “has made it extremely dangerous to be pregnant in Texas.” As if that weren’t an absurd enough statement, the same woman also said that “abortion saves lives” and “abortion is a blessing, abortion is an act of love, abortion is freedom.”

Another witness conflated Democrats’ crusade to legalize all abortions with their attempt to redefine gender, insisting that “people get pregnant, and not just women. But I hear people over and over and over again say ‘women get pregnant.’ But that’s excluding people that should be a part of this conversation.” Such testimony from Democrat witnesses makes clear that the Biden administration’s replacement of “mothers” with “birthing persons” in maternal health guidance was not a passing craze for Democrats.

While such statements are likely shocking to many Americans, Donald Trump and Mike Pence both predicted as much during last year’s campaign. In Pence’s speech at the Republican National Convention last August, he asserted that Biden “supports taxpayer funding of abortion, right up to the moment of birth.” Trump similarly warned during one campaign stop that Biden supported “extreme late-term abortion, ripping babies straight from the mother’s womb, right up until the very moment of birth.”

While the liberal media derided the former president for such statements, pointing to Biden’s past backing of some restrictions on abortion, it is clear that Trump was right and Biden has now adopted the radical position on abortion shared by the likes of Pramila Jayapal and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, underscoring just how much of a grip the progressive moment has on the Democratic Party. After decades of supporting the Hyde Amendment as a Senator, Biden suddenly declared last year, “I can no longer support an amendment that makes that right dependent on someone’s zip code…Folks, times have changed. I don’t think these guys are gonna let up.”

Democrats and Republicans alike thus should not have been surprised when, just a few days ago, now President Biden said he would sign a reconciliation bill whether it included the Hyde Amendment or not.

The radical transformation of the party is complete. Today’s Democrat Party has moved far beyond where it was during the days of President Bill Clinton, and even President Barack Obama. And now, with Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar spending plan, they want to take it one step further, compelling every American to fund abortion through their hard-earned tax dollars, whether they agree with the practice or not. The Democratic Party is no longer the party of abortion extremism. It is the party of abortion absolutism.

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1 day ago

clinton and barack hussein had the same principles as the current demons,they just didn’t have enough demons recruited to push the evil agenda against the citizens when they ruled. They worked very hard to get where they are today

Debi Mellinger
3 days ago

Very seldom is abortion ok-never ok with God!!! A person has to be deeply cruel to do such a thing. Love opposes murder. Love is from God. God lays a judgement down on those that harm sweet, innocent children. God is with me every day, he is in my thoughts constantly. He is my Savior. My reason.

6 days ago

Let’s make birth control available to anyone who needs it for free. Make abortion illegal except in extreme circumstances. Close down the abortion clinics and people will come back to God in their lives.

1 day ago
Reply to  Moses

The Bible gives you all of life’s rules. The only birth control that I’ve ever learned from my Bible is abstinence. Why don’t we try that.

Joe M
6 days ago

The Democrat party is now the PARTY of BAAL and of MOLECH !!! They want to fund the sacrificing of innocent blood as in the the Old Testament !! And we wonder why GOD is pouring out Judgement on this nation at this time……He has put up with the spilling of blood of more than 60 million unborn and His patience has come to an end !!! As anyone can see …… our current government is part of that Judgement !!!! Pray that Manchin stays firm in his belief !!!!!

JJ Johnson-Smith
7 days ago

Tragically, killing is what Democrats DO. Whether it was Blacks in the 1950s and 60s, Conservatives today, or unborn and newly-born babies for several decades, Human Life means absolutely NOTHING to them, except their OWN, of course.

1 day ago

God will take care of this

7 days ago

The Constitutionality of “abortions” is a needless controversy that arises because an attitude of absoluteness dominates both sides of the “Constitutional rights” issue. I’ve posted this before, but several years back before the liberal DemocRats championed to absolute right to a female to choose abortion, the State of Texas (and perhaps other states?) had a law that allowed abortions under specific reasonable situations (e.g. if the pregnancy was with an underage female, if the Mother’s life were medically and provably endangered, if the pregnancy was a result of provable rape, etc). I think this worked pretty well. It certainly took the wind out of the sail of the absolute-legal-right-of-abortion ship for any reason whatsoever.

7 days ago

It seems as if democrats want to kill everyone who is not part of their special group. Abortions cut down on the number of slaves they will have to control when they takeover totally. It also assures that the plebian classes don’t procreate as much as the royal democrats do. I have to say that a woman’s right to control her own body ends where the baby’s right to live begins. I mean, if anti-vaxers’ rights to control their own bodies ends with your right to not get sick, then who are the bloodthirsty people here? Abortion kills almost 100% of every baby it is used against. You may or may not get sick, and may or may not die from covid. No one really knows yet. Stop being so fearful. It is an awful way to live. If you even want to live after you realize that you murdered your defensless child.

Patriot Will
7 days ago

There are only 6 countries in the world which have the same Draconian abortion policies as the USA. To ignore the rights of an older fetus to remain alive is not only depraved and evil, it is also primitive and unscientific. One has to only look at the sonogram of an older fetus to recognize that this little unborn child is full of life, potential, and sensations of contentment and pain. To brutally kill an older fetus is extremely cruel and sinful. Biden and his cohorts are literally mass murderers.

7 days ago
Reply to  Patriot Will

to murder any baby is murder whether 9 months in the womb or 9 minutes. #BabiesLivesMatter

1 day ago
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7 days ago

The left doesn’t care about any humans! Whether it’s the unborn, seniors or minorities. The left will find ways to eliminate any group of humans that stands in their way of acquiring power and control over everything and everyone! Only those that can be exploited for votes and serve the elites will be allowed crumps from the master’s table! This should not shock anyone what the left is doing.

Mimi Wolfe
7 days ago

Demons are all about sex , with no responsibility !! Impossible ! This is to cover their rapes of many , male and female and in between !! Their a disgusting cabal ! Hiding and HATING !!!

Gregg H Lambert
7 days ago

Filthy stinking dirty rotten baby killers and racist murdering ‘medical’ workers

7 days ago

All this is a distraction from Hunter Biden, rising crime, rising inflation, rising inflation, the crisis at the border, and the evacuation of Afghanistan, leaving Americans and allies behind in the hands of the Taliban. It is the usual democrat slight of hand to distract the easily distracted effete, elite, intellectual snobs (to quote Spiro Agnew) who are sitting in their ivory towers, creating national disasters for the U.S.

7 days ago

It’s bad enough that the Progressively Communist Democrats are in favor of murdering babies, they now want the American taxpayers to foot the bill! . . .

Mimi Wolfe
7 days ago
Reply to  Rik

100% agree ! One day , one beautiful day ! These murders will face their GOD !! HIS WRATH WILL BE ABOVE ANYTHING !

1 day ago
Reply to  Rik

They will by taxing you, me and all others

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