Trump Is Consistent and Truthful on Abortion

Trump Is Consistent and Truthful on Abortion, by Rachael Bovard.

One of President Trump’s most endearing qualities for social conservatives is his willingness to tell the truth about abortion. During a debate with Hillary Clinton in 2016, he didn’t hesitate to characterize the reality of the procedure when performed in late-term pregnancy: “If you go with what Hillary is saying, in the ninth month, you can rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby.” …

Some, but not all, states ban abortion after a certain number of weeks. Late-term abortions still occur nevertheless. And ardent pro-choicers, including Clinton, are in favor of strengthening protections for this practice. In fact, Clinton was among the proponents of the successful passage of a law in New York state that allows abortions up until the moment of birth.

Trump correctly characterized the logic of the pro-late-term abortion position, which has become the mainstream Democratic Party position: abortion should be legal at every stage of pregnancy, if there is a health reason for it — including reasons of emotional health.

This is how far the Democratic Party has evolved on abortion. It is so far to the left that their presidential candidate, Joe Biden, has been required to show evidence of his evolution on the issue as well. Biden, a Catholic, for years has supported statutory restrictions that prevent federal money from paying for abortion services. But his party has moved on, and now, he has, too.

Trump, however, has continued to embrace the pro-life cause in ways that are both surprising and fearlessly consistent. On Wednesday, he announced he would be signing an executive order to protect infants born alive after botched abortions, and infants born prematurely, regardless of disabilities.

This latest move from the administration again makes clear just how radical Democrats are on the issue of abortion. In March 2019, 44 Senate Democrats, including Biden’s running mate, Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), voted against this very policy — to guarantee legally that babies born alive after an attempted abortion should be treated as patients, rather than discarded and left to die.

Democracy be damned, the administrative state/left know better than the people.

The left made a strategic error on abortion — or maybe they knew they just never had enough support. They got their way using the Supreme Court, on the transparently false excuse that the US Constitution contained a right to abortion (Roe versus Wade, 1973).

For five decades the left failed to legislate their preferred abortion policies into existence, despite at times controlling both houses of Congress and the Presidency, and numerous states. They had their chances. Now, as luck or a greater being would have it, they are going to lose control of the Supreme Court. Their abortion legislation from the bench might get overturned.