U.S. Representatives and Senators will return to Washington this week. The abortion industry and those who support abortion in Congress are pushing to codify abortion in U.S. law even as a Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade is expected at any time.
The U.S. Senate has scheduled an initial procedural vote on H.R. 3755, known as the pro-abortion “Women’s Health Protection Act.” The vote will determine whether further debate will take place on the legislation. H.R. 3755 passed the U.S. House last September almost completely along party lines but is expected to face a tougher road in the Senate.
The Women’s Health Protection Act declares “Abortion services are essential to health care and access to those services is central to people’s ability to participate equally in the economic and social life of the United States. Abortion access allows people who are pregnant to make their own decisions about their pregnancies, their families, and their lives.”
The radical so-called "Women's Health Protection Act" would strip away all state and federal laws designed to protect unborn children and their mothers. Wisconsin has many laws that protect the lives of unborn children including a pre-Roe statute that criminalizes most abortions and would make abortion illegal in Wisconsin should Roe v. Wade ever be overturned. Don’t be fooled by the seemingly benevolent title “Women’s Health Protection Act.” This bill is not good for children or their mothers.
The bill also buys into the crazy notion that someone other than a woman could become pregnant as it tries to ensure abortion access for “people who are pregnant.” This is just pandering to the progressive liberal push to destroy God’s clear creative order of male and female, with only biological females able to carry and give birth to a baby.
The bill also seeks to increase abortions within the black community in the name of “reproductive justice” citing “white supremacy” and “anti-Black racism” as barriers to abortion. And here we have more efforts to force socialism on us by pushing the oppressed and oppressor false distinction and thereby actually creating racism rather than reducing it.
This bill is more appropriately called the “Abortion on demand for the entire nine months of pregnancy”bill. It also denies the tenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gives each state the right to set its own policy. Essentially, the bill would establish abortion-on-demand in all 50 states, regardless of the status of Roe v. Wade.
Those supporting abortion are pushing hard to codify abortion in federal law because then, at least in theory, abortion is legal throughout the nation regardless of how the Supreme Court rules on Roe v. Wade. In reality, what would likely happen would be a new round of lawsuits filed by pro-life advocates challenging the new law.
With the filibuster still in place, this bill should die in the Senate. The filibuster requires 60 votes for a bill to advance and pass in the upper house. Democrats don’t have 60 votes; they have 50 and get to 51because US Vice President Democrat Kamala Harris casts any tie-breaking vote as president pro tem of the Senate. Passing most bills requires that 10 Republicans are convinced to vote with the Democrats. That’s what this bill will require. I can think of two or three Republican senators who would not have a major problem with this bill, but I can’t get to ten—fortunately.
Meanwhile, right here at home, we have Governor Evers who, without any legislative oversight, let alone approval, has given Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin $2.4 million from federal Covid relief funds—which means he’s given the state’s largest abortion provider our taxpayer money. Governor Evers would agree with the federal bill—that abortion is health care. He’s part of the cabal in every level and every branch of government that makes sure the war on life rages on, as they do whatever it takes to keep it legal for a baby to be killed in the very place he or she should be the safest—in his or her mother’s womb.
Both of these situations remind us that elections have consequences, and sometimes those are life and death consequences. This is a big election year.
This is Julaine Appling for Wisconsin Family Council reminding you the prophet Hosea said, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”
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