February 15, 2019
If there was ever a perfect time for Congress to break and face their constituents, it's now. After a month of dodging questions on their infanticide agenda, Democrats will have a nice long week at home to answer voters about their party's blind allegiance to the abortion lobby. For the first time this year, they'll be away from the media's cocoon -- and won't have the luxury of pretending that people agree with their barbaric killing agenda. Instead, they'll be landing right in the middle of one of the biggest uproars over abortion our country's ever seen. And in 10 days, we'll find out whether it mattered to them at all.
For a lot of people, the timing of the Senate's announcement couldn't have been more ironic. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) picked Valentine's Day to warn Democrats that they're about to go on record as the party that either stops a human heart -- or keeps it beating. Either way, on February 25th, when the Senate goes to the floor to cast a vote on infanticide, Americans will have their answer.
Like so many Hill leaders, Rep. Roger Marshall (R-Kans.) "can't believe we're living in a society that has to think about this." Surely, he said when New York opened this dark new chapter, "the House speaker is against late-term abortion. And my staff said, 'Congressman, I don't think we are going to find any Democrats [who are].'" Every day since, a Republican has walked to the floor of that same House and pleaded for a vote to stop what's happening in hospital utility rooms and filthy, blood-spattered abortion clinics. And every day, the Democrats have proved, there is no line they will not cross -- not even the killing of perfectly healthy babies.
"A lot of senators spend a lot of time telling people how they fight for the little guy," Senator Ben Sasse (R-Nebr.) pointed out. "Well, here's the chance for them to prove it. We're going to have a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and everyone is going to have to put their name by their vote. It's cowardly for a politician to say they'll fight for the little guy but only if the little guy isn't an actual seven-pound baby who's fighting for life. It shouldn't be hard to protect newborn babies -- let's pass this legislation."
"I wake up every single day," survivor Melissa Ohden said, "living with the fact that people somehow want to pass the kind of legislation that would have ended my life." After every tragedy, every shooting, every riot, Democrats say they want to do something to stop the violence in our country. There's zero chance of that if they can't stand up to it here. In the end, the choice is simple. They can side with monsters like Kermit Gosnell, who think abortion is cutting a newborn's spinal cord -- or they can stand with the vast majority of American people, who think it's time for the bloodshed to stop.
There has never been a clearer choice before us as a nation than right now. We can choose the most basic principles of life and agree we will not tolerate the killing of a baby who is born alive -- or we can allow the darkness of death to descend upon America. We have a 10-day window to make those who we've given the consent to government us to hear us at this determining moment. Take the time to contact both of your senators' district offices while they're home. Let's flood the phone lines and inboxes with support for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 311).
Tony Perkins' Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.