Pro-Abortion Bill Would Take Women Back to the Back Alleys

Abortion activists are always complaining that pro-life legislation supposedly relegates women to dangerous back-alley abortions. But new legislation Planned Parenthood and its pro-abortion allies in Congress have proposed would do just that.

LifeNews has already profiled the so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act” that would overturn pro-life laws across the country that protect women from dangerous legal abortions. Yet, as Tom McClusky, of March for Life, analyzes, it is this bill, not making abortions illegal, that threatens women.

From his piece examining the “Women’s Health Protection Act:”

Earlier this week, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), along with Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA), Lois Frankel (D-FL) and Marcia Fudge (D-OH), introduced the ironically named “Women’s Health Protection Act” (WHaPA).  The WHaPA would override the tremendous success we have seen in the states of protecting women’s health while also putting limitations on abortion.  Not since the abortions for all “Freedom of Choice Act,” supported by President Obama, have we seen a bill that is so anti-mother and child.

Section 4 of the bill is loaded with prohibitions for the states:

Want to require that only licensed doctors perform a surgical abortion?  That would be outlawed under this bill.  Actually this bill would allow an abortionist to designate anyone, regardless of training, to perform the procedure.   This protects the unlicensed abortionist, but not the woman.

Want legislation that restricts the off counter use of a drug that has proven to both harm and kill women when used for a chemical abortion?  That would be illegal under this bill.  This protects the lazy abortionist, but not the women who have ended up dying from unlicensed use of abortion causing drugs.

Want to make sure a doctor can’t “phone in” a chemical abortion?  This legislation would restrict that – allowing presumably anyone designated by an abortion doctor to distribute life ending drugs via the Internet.  Again, this protects the lazy abortionist, but not the women who have ended up dying from unlicensed use of abortion causing drugs.

Want to stop future abortionists like Kermit Gosnell, who butchered two women and countless babies to death?  The “Women’s Health Protection Act” protects Kermit Gosnell, but not the woman.

Want to pass a law that requires an abortionist to report cases of statutory rape for girls as young (or younger) than 12?  Or at least get the permission of a legal guardian to have the invasive and destructive procedure known as abortion?  The “WHaPA” protects the predator, not the 12 year old girl or the parents.

Section 6 then gives Attorney General Eric Holder virtually unrestricted powers to abuse the office against pro-lifers as well as possibly legislators or elected officials who would enforce ANY law that seeks to protect a woman.

This is legislation only Planned Parenthood could love, and love it they do.  The bill has 36 sponsors in the Senate and 60 in the House of Representatives; however, it is clear this is the wish list of many pro-abortion folks in DC.  This bill would not only lead to more abortions, it would also lead to more deaths of both mothers and children.

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