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Abortion Ban After Six Months?

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By: Guy Benson – townhall.com – January 29, 2018

One of the reasons that I track abortion polling with some regularity is that whenever a political debate about limiting the practice unfolds, the abortion lobby and its mouthpieces recite predictable talking points: (1) Proponents of the restriction are “extreme,” and (2) any such action would be an affront to “women’s rights.” Neither argument is accurate. We’ll dismantle their points below, but here is the type of rhetoric we’re seeing from Democratic Senators — particularly ones who have an eye on the party’s 2020 presidential nomination — ahead of an upper chamber debate on the House-passed 20 week abortion ban:
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

If women made up 51% of Congress, do you think we would still be fighting to protect a woman’s right to choose? Do you think that the Senate would be voting on a dangerous 20-week abortion ban?

Absolutely not.

1:32 PM – Jan 27, 2018

Senator Kamala Harris

The GOP has scheduled a vote on a 20-week abortion ban on Monday. Add your name to demand Congress votes down this immoral bill. https://cards.twitter.com/cards/18ce54jj0sx/59vir …

12:27 PM – Jan 26, 2018

“Dangerous” and “immoral.” On the latter term, it’s the radical view that supports the “right” to kill a fetus in its sixth month of development that is profoundly immoral and unethical. Science teaches us that starting shortly after the 20 week mark (the exact time frame is under dispute), unborn babies can feel pain. Premature infants born as early as 21 weeks-old have survived outside of the womb. Favoring elective abortion-on-demand in the late stages of pregnancy is a radical position; Senator Harris’ definition of ‘immorality’ is creepy and warped. And “dangerous”? Hardly. Virtually every nation in the world is already ahead of us on this moderate, common-sense reform. This statement by Mitch McConnell is accurate — much to the surprise of some fact-checkers who determined that this point does, indeed, check out:

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Source: Extremist Senators: This Proposed Sixth-Month Abortion Ban is Dangerous, Immoral and Anti-Women