Last month, the Republican Party put forward a bill that would require healthcare providers to care for children who are born alive during attempted abortions. It is not common for children to survive an abortion—the procedure is designed to decapitate, dismember, and disembowel them before they leave the womb—but it does happen from time to time. Sometimes, these children are hastily killed—sometimes by strangulation—when the doctor realizes that a “live birth” complication has arisen.
Sometimes, the children are left somewhere to die alone—in the case of Christ Hospital in Illinois, in the soiled utility room. Sometimes, they survive against all odds—survivors like Melissa Ohden and Gianna Jessen have become powerful voices for the millions of missing ones.
It is common practice for politicians of all parties to wear American flag pins to significant events. But the Democrats are not committed to the United States as such—and certainly not the America founded on Christian principles. They are committed to the America born in the Sexual Revolution, not the nation created by Scriptural revelation. And so, Democrats took to Twitter prior to the State of the Union to flaunt their new “abortion pins.”
Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts posted a photo (above) with his pin, provided by Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion business. The word “abortion” had a heart in the “o,” perhaps to remind everyone that more than sixty million hearts have been stopped by the abortion industry over the past half-century, and that if Markey and his colleagues have their druthers that’ll just be a start. Other Democrats were wearing the same pin. For them, abortion isn’t just healthcare. It is good. They love it. That’s why there’s a heart in the “o.”
That isn’t just a pro-life commentator engaging in hyperbole, by the way. When I reported on the Women’s March the day after the Trump inauguration, one of the speakers—standing next to Gloria Steinem and Scarlett Johannsen and Michael Moore—was wearing a sweater covered with the phrase “I heart abortion.” I’m not accusing when I say that these people are dedicated to feticide. I’m quoting.
What are they supporting? Don’t take it from me. Take it from LeRoy Carhart, one of America’s most notorious late-term abortionists. In an interview with a BBC host, he noted that his job is to kill babies. “The baby has no input in this as far as I’m concerned.” The host tried to correct him: “It’s interesting you use the word baby, because most abortionists won’t use that—they’ll use the word fetus, because they don’t want to acknowledge[.]”
Carhart was clearly disinterested in attempting to sugar-coat his bloody work. “I think that it is a baby, and I use [the word] with patients,” he interrupted. The host’s eyes were wide at this point. “And you don’t have a problem … with … killing a baby?” she asked, almost hesitantly. Carhart was unequivocal: “I have no problem if it’s in the mother’s uterus.” He then went on to show her his baby-crushing tools and described how they worked.