Proggies enraged: House passes 20-week abortion ban, with Trump White House support

baby at 20 weeks

A baby at 20 weeks, from BabyCenter.com:

“Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He’s also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel – about the length of a large banana. Your baby is swallowing more these days, which is good practice for his digestive system. He’s also producing meconium, a black, sticky by-product of digestion. This gooey substance will accumulate in his bowels, and you’ll see it in his first soiled diaper. “

From TheBump.com:

Your 20-week fetus now has working taste buds. He or she is gulping down several ounces of amniotic fluid each day—that’s significantly more than before. If you haven’t already had your mid-pregnancy ultrasound, you will very soon, since this prenatal test happens between weeks 18 and 22. This is a detailed 20-week ultrasound—you’ll see parts of baby you might not have dreamed possible, including the chambers of his or her heart, the kidneys, and the brain hemispheres. The technician will also likely be able to tell you baby’s gender, so let them know if you want to find out if you’re having a boy or a girl.”

But, but…reproductive rights!!!!!

From Fox News: The Republican-controlled House on Tuesday approved a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy — a measure backed by the Trump White House but still facing long odds in the Senate. The measure passed 237 to 189.

“So often we get caught up in the policies of this issue and we forget that these are babies, for goodness sake,” Alabama Republican Rep. Martha Roby said in a speech on the House floor. “They feel pain and we need to protect them.”

The measure faced strong opposition from abortion-rights lawmakers.

“When abortion is banned, it does not go away,” Oregon Democratic Rep. Suzanne Bonamici said on the floor before the vote. “It drives women to unsafe back alleys and to dangerous self-induced abortion.”

The White House said Monday that it “strongly supports” the efforts to “secure critical pro-life protections” and that the bill provides children with the “stronger protections” they deserve.

“The bill, if enacted into law, would help to facilitate the culture of life to which our Nation aspires,” the White House also said in a statement. “Additionally, the bill would promote a science-based approach to unborn life, as recent advancements have revealed that the physical structures necessary to experience pain are developed within 20 weeks of fertilization.”

The measure, if enacted into law, would allow the procedure after 20 weeks in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother and would not penalize women. However, it would criminalize other abortions after 20 weeks and punish abortion providers with a maximum five-year jail sentence.

The landmark 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade protects women’s right to have an abortion. However, more than a dozen states now ban them after 20 weeks.

“It’s science: unborn babies feel pain by at least 20 weeks. Late, dismemberment abortions are too extreme for America. #TheyFeelPain,” bill sponsor Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., tweeted ahead of the vote Monday.

Franks’ bill enjoyed the support of fellow conservatives in the GOP conference and from the influential Susan B. Anthony List pro-life group.

However, the bill needs the unlikely support of at least eight Democrats to pass in the narrowly GOP-controlled Senate.

South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham has companion legislation that could be introduced as early as Tuesday, a congressional source told Fox News.

Senate Democrats rejected a similar House bill in 2015.

“20 week abortion bans are: unpopular, unconstitutional, part of the agenda to ban ALL abortion,” tweeted Planned Parenthood.

DCG

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17 responses to “Proggies enraged: House passes 20-week abortion ban, with Trump White House support

  1. Reblogged this on North Carolina Pockets of Resistance and commented:

    Life Begins at Conception

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  2. A good step but not good enough. Life begins at conception.

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  3. I agree. Life DOES begin at conception. Planned Parenthood can go straight to Hell…..
    At 20 weeks’ development, it appears that a fetus has all the equipment in place to become viable in a short time. A human being, which is more than can be said for democrats.
    They can all go to Hell with their PP partners in crime.

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  4. If the women didn’t want a baby why didn’t she use contraceptives? They are so common and easy to get. Better? Keep your legs closed.

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  5. The whole thing about abortion is just such a bunch of crap! Whenever did anyone hear anyone say, when there is a miscarriage, “We lost our fetus” – it’s always, “We lost our baby.” Even when there is a pregnancy, and people are considering abortion, it’s not, “Are we going to keep this fetus?” it’s always, “Are we going to keep this baby?,” or, “I don’t want this baby!”
    It’s A BABY!; twist it anyway you want, a baby is a baby is a baby.
    Now, laws on abortion should not be needed, because everyone has a right to chose and will have to answer for those choices, either here, or before God. One may chose to kill an unborn child or their neighbor or the neighbor’s dog. The reason laws are needed is either so those who murder unborn children may feel “it’s ok” or for those who pay taxes don’t see their tax money pay for murder, through the likes of Planed (?) Parenthood and such. Let the stupid liberals and pro-choicers shout all they want! I am pro-choice too! I chose not to support abortion with my tax dollars, so, ban it from conception and let nature take it’s course! Don’t want to get pregnant? Make sure you don’t. Killing an unborn child with my tax dollars should never be an option.

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  6. Of course, the dingbat from Oregon says cutting off the access to legal safe abortions will force women to seek abortions in dark alleys, or do it yourself. If you are old enough to become pregnant . . .is your brain not working good enough to come to the conclusion that you want to kill your baby before the 20 week mark? As cruel as this may seem, if a women resorts to dark alleys or do it yourself means of killing her baby, then whatever befalls her . . . may the responsibility rest upon her own head. I shudder at the fact that Progressives seem to feel that they, and they alone have the right to “think for everyone else in society.” No thanks! Keep your stinkin’ thinkin’ to yourself.

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  7. NO PROBLEM HERE….MOVE ON.
    There are enough baby killing Democrats in the Senate to kill this baby too.
    Like the commies from Virginia

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  9. Abortion is Murder-plain and simple. As such,just as someone being attacked can legally kill an attacker if he/she convinces a Court their life is in danger,if a Woman’s life is at risk if she continues to carry the baby,couldn’t an abortion be considered “self defense” from a legal standpoint? THAT would deflate the argument that outlawing abortion would make victims of these special circumstances Criminals,as well as saving the lives of babies conceived via rape,since there would be no danger of the Woman’s death.

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  10. And that is why we elected Donald Trump and Republicans to the House. Alas, Republicans in the Senate are RINOs. 😦

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  11. Richard Raymond

    Your damn right Planned Parenthood we want to ban abortions and lock up EVERY participant involved in the practice! including the mother! Bet it will disappear then.

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  12. Southwest Flight Attendant Says She was Fired for Being Pro-Life

    https://stream.org/southwest-flight-attendant-says-fired-pro-life/

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  13. First, I am pro-choice: I chose life. And a responsible lifestyle.

    Second,
    ““When abortion is banned, it does not go away,” Oregon Democratic Rep. Suzanne Bonamici said on the floor before the vote. “It drives women to unsafe back alleys and to dangerous self-induced abortion.””

    Why does it not do the LOGICAL thing, and result in more “safe” sex practices? Responsibility? Using the aspirin method (hold tight between knees until temptation passes)? And yeah, we men have to change too.

    Are liberals saying women just can’t control themselves sexually, they’re just animals of lust and getting pregnant left and right? Doesn’t that indicate a deeper problem they ought to be confronting, rather than merely treating the symptoms — by KILLING their offspring? If I were a woman I’d be offended!

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  14. cogito—EXACTLY!! I’ve always wondered why banning abortion at certain weeks’ gestation would “result in “mothers” seeking out alley abortion butchers” instead of USING BIRTH CONTROL and SELF CONTROL. ARE WE STILL CAVE DWELLERS? Have we NO locus of self control for anything, sexual congress included? This picture, upheld by law, is painting us as out of control feral animals who pant after sexual gratificatioin to the point that we will KILL our conceived young instead of preventing conception through readily available means. SICK!

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