Back in the 70’s I remember pro-lifers often called pro-abortionists “babykillers.” Because of fears that was rubbing potential allies the wrong way, that term became more rare in the early 80’s.
But I am less concerned with rubbing people the wrong way and more concerned with reality checks, which brings me to House passage of a bill to virtually outlaw abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Now, for those who are math or biology impaired, 20 weeks is five months (or just under five 30 day months) and more than halfway through a typical pregnancy. The child is very well formed by then; you have a very recognizable baby that simply needs to grow a bit before saying, “Hello, world.”
And most of the world’s abortion laws recognize that and outlaw abortions after 20 weeks. So this is a common sense reform all reasonable people can support….
But then there are Democrats. Most Senate Democrats are expected to filibuster this bill. To which I say you might be a babykiller if . . . you oppose efforts to protect unborn children after 20 weeks of gestation.
Really, if Democrats block this bill, the mask is off, is it not?