It’s early, but it could be that 2019 gets remembered as the year when the Democrats finally got rid of the myth that they want abortion to be “safe, legal and rare.”
The year began with New York’s Orwellian-named Reproductive Health Act. The Democratic-dominated Vermont House followed suit with a similar bill that’s now in the state Senate.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam seemed to take things a bit further with comments that could be interpreted as infanticidal in regards to “nonviable” babies delivered alive. And then there were the Senate Democrats, who blocked a bill that would have necessitated medical care for infants born alive during botched abortions.
This risks a backlash, of course, but for the moment, the Democrats seem determined to push the pro-abortion agenda as far as it can possibly go. After all, the motto that’ll end up replacing “safe, legal and rare” will likely be some permutation of “expedient and at whatever point during a pregnancy we please.”
Mike Huckabee, at least, has had enough of it — and with a poignant meme, he skewered the current atmosphere on the left over abortion.
“Let’s hope more Dems will have the courage to openly break with their party’s obsession with baby-killing and their cult-like support of the murder machine Planned Parenthood founded by unapologetic racist Margaret Sanger,” Huckabee tweeted, along with a picture of a baby in a “Make America Great Again” hat, with hands raised in victory.
“I made it!” the picture is captioned. “Democrats didn’t get me!”
It’s harsh, but it almost feels like that’s what the left is encouraging nowadays.
Huckabee, a two-time presidential contender, former governor of Arkansas and an ordained Southern Baptist minister, has been vocal about his pro-life views throughout his career.
“(Abortion) is a stain on a country that ought to be protecting innocent life, not taking it,” Huckabee said at a “National Sanctity of Human Life Day” event Jan. 21 in Oregon, according to the Salem Statesman Journal.
“What kind of civilization do we want to have?”
During the event, Huckabee also said that Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, was unconstitutional and an example of judicial activism.
“One branch is not over the other two. If that were so, you don’t have equal branches of government,” Huckabee said.
“Since the 1940s, we’ve allowed something to happen in this country called judicial supremacy, which essentially says that we believe that if the Supreme Court says it … then we just let them make a law.”
“What is happening to the unborn children is unconstitutional,” he added. “There is no due process, there is no equal protection under the law.”
“In every abortion, there are two victims: the obvious victim is the unborn child and the birth mother,” Huckabee said. “No one should be condemned … grace is necessary.”
Compare this to the words of Andrew Cuomo or Ralph Northam on abortion or the rhetoric of Planned Parenthood and ask yourself what vision of our country you would rather have when it comes to the unborn. Huckabee is right: Abortion is a stain on our country, no matter how politicians want to spin it.
Thankfully, there is hope.
Mississippi just passed a bill banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, abortions have hit an all-time low in the post-Roe era for the last year for which statistics are available, and there are plenty of abortion cases that could go before the Supreme Court that could reshape abortion rights in a dramatic way.
The Democrats may be shedding of that whole “safe, legal and rare” myth and scoring some legislative victories on abortion, but they could very well end up winning a few battles and start losing the war.
Maybe then we’ll see some Democrats muster “the courage to openly break with their party’s obsession with baby-killing.” One can only hope.