Rep. Ann Wagner stood up for the right to life and gave support to those unborn who have been conceived because of rape and incest.
Her defense of all unborn came after a House Republican press conference on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Act. Wagner was asked if the right to life extended to rape and incest children and she said, “Absolutely, I do.”
She went on to support exceptions where the life of the mother is at risk.
The legislation will ban most abortions after 20 weeks and requires doctors performing abortions for rape or incest to do so in a manner that provides the best opportunity for the unborn child to survive. It passed on a party line vote with four Republicans voting against it and four Democrats voting for it.
This legislation will never get a vote in the Senate and even if it passed the Senate, Obama will veto it.
We’re not quite sure why the Republican leadership is bringing this bill to the floor other than to throw a bone to “social conservatives.” One of these days they’re going to figure out that the Congress will never be able to stop abortion. They can limit it, but not with this legislation. They’re better off trying to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood.
While we’re at it, forget about a new President stopping abortion either. Mike Huckabee flat-out lied to so-cons about a “Right to Life” constitutional amendment, he wouldn’t even define what he meant by the term.
There are ways to actually outlaw abortion, but those all go through the courts, and there’s some significant work to do on the culture front before that will ever happen. Not to mention we’d need a few more SCOTUS appointments.
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