The Rushmore Report – A Sad Day for the U.S. Senate and the Lives of the Unborn


Monday was a sad day for America. Once again, in the U.S. Senate, the Democratic minority imposed its will on the majority out of its commitment to stand with countries such as North Korea and against the lives of the unborn. The measure would have banned abortion after 20 weeks, when fetuses feel pain. Here’s my question: Where’s the outrage?

The Senate voted for the bill, named the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, 51-46. The vote fell short of 60, which is needed to cut off a filibuster. All Republicans voted for the measure, with the exception of Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. And all Democrats voted against the bill, except for the few pro-lifers still among the party: Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, and Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

In defense of her vote against life, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts said, “Abortions are safer today than getting your tonsils out.” Well, that would be true, except when you get your tonsils out, nobody dies.

Thom Tillis of North Carolina has it right. “The life of the unborn is a precious life, and we as members of the United States Senate and the U.S. Congress are tasked with making sure we protect all lives in America.”

It is interesting that the same senators who defend their global warming positions on the grounds of “established science” ignore the science that confirms a fetus at 20 weeks can live outside the womb and feels pain.

Almost no civilized nations still allow this practice. But senators like Warren and nearly every other Democrat are beholden to the abortion lobby. To be “feminist” means “pro-abortion.” The terms have become synonymous. And that’s sad.

They don’t even pretend abortion is not the taking of a life. The procedure at 20 weeks “is safe.” That’s their argument. As long as the only thing “bad” that happens is the taking of the unborn life, it’s okay.

Still, Monday’s vote barely registered a blip on the conservative newscasts. We have grown so accustomed to the sickness called abortion that it somehow makes sense to some to call themselves “personally pro-life,” while voting for candidates who will continue to support the taking of the lives of the most vulnerable. That’s as irrational as telling your neighbor that you are personally against arson, but that if you see his house on fire, you will neither grab a fire extinguisher nor call the fire department. In fact, when given a chance, you will actually vote to bring more arsonists into the neighborhood. But you are personally against arson. Yeah, right. Makes a lot of sense.

Yes, this is a sad day for America, the U.S. Senate, and, mostly, for the lives of the unborn.

I repeat. Where’s the outrage?


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