Yesterday, Alabama blew up the internet by passing and then signing into law a heartbeat law, making it possible to prosecute abortion providers who perform abortions after a baby’s heartbeat is detected. Despite the minuscule number of abortions performed in the case of rape or incest (which make up an estimated 1.5% of all abortions — and that’s a high estimate), Alabama’s bill made no such concessions, leaving one exception only — the life of the mother.

As Mary blogged, by design, the law is meant to provoke a legal challenge and just might save a few innocent lives in the meantime.

The media and the Democrats only have themselves to blame.

In January, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (Democrat) defended murdering a baby who was born alive, but who might have “severe deformities.”

“The infant would be delivered; the infant would be kept comfortable; the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desire, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

Watch here:

Northam was responding a bill introduced by state Delegate Tran which would further loosen restrictions on late-term abortions up to birth. Stacey covered the story here.

The story was almost completely blacklisted. None of the major networks would touch it with a ten-foot pole, neither did Democrats denounce Northam’s barbaric comments. And Northam is not some obscure figure in this tale, he’s the Governor of the state of Virginia!

In response, the US Senate got involved. Sen. Sasse (R-NE) introduced the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Democrats killed that too.

By the end of February, public opinion had turned dramatically and swiftly as more Americans began identifying as pro-life. Doubly bad news for Democrats because the charge towards life was spearheaded not by right-wingers, but by young Democrats.

Fast forward to now and the media and Democrats (but I repeat myself) are losing their minds over Alabama’s law. The Hand Maids are crying, and suddenly, we’re living in a post-apocalyptic theocracy because a state, albeit a small one, is willing to take a stand for the lives of the unborn.

It’s difficult to take seriously the claims and labels of “extremism” in reference to heart-beat laws when the side making those allegations stood silently as one of their own advocates for killing a baby born alive.

Democrats really stepped in it when they forsook “safe, legal, and rare” in exchange for a nationwide push to codify infanticide up to and after birth. Despite the media’s attempts to sweep the issue under the rug, the damage is done and as a result, the backlash is coming from the heartland’s state houses who are ready for a fight.

 
 
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