Nancy Pelosi: Trump's Urge to Ban 'Late-Term' Abortions is 'Quite A Sad Thing'
Democratic House Speaker denounces Trump's call for legislation
In response to President Donald Trump’s call for legislation to ban late-term abortions, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded by calling it “quite a sad thing.”
During the President's State of the Union speech he urged lawmakers, “To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb.”
“It’s really quite a sad thing when you know that we’ll be talking about something that applies to the health and life — health and ability to have other children of women,” Pelosi told the Daily Caller.
“I hope that in his family, he never has to face that crisis and apply his attitude toward it,” she added.
Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin said that “unless the life or health of the mother is at stake,” he said the president is “ready for a battle over abortion, and we haven’t had one in a while, so I think he’s decided that helps fire up his base.”
Last week, Virginia Republicans blocked the proposed Democratic bill allowing abortions to take place up until the point of birth in the state.
The new legislation would have relaxed current abortion restrictions, with the bill’s sponsor, House Delegate Kathy Tran, D-Fairfax, grudgingly admitting to House Majority Leader C. Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, it would permit the plan even after a mother went into labor.
Trump on Proposed Virginia Abortion Law: 'I Think it's Terrible' https://t.co/0BvutiWLJc— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) January 31, 2019
#Virginia's Democratic Governor #RalphNortham endorsed a change in the law that would allow for the killing of a newborn baby if the mother decides, after the birth, that she doesn't want it.— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) January 31, 2019
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Trump added in his speech: "Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. Let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: all children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God.”
On Tuesday, a Democratic senator blocked a suggested bill that prevents doctors from killing babies that are born alive after surviving an abortion.
Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) objected to a Senate bill on Monday that would require doctors to give aid to aborted babies who survive the procedure.
Democrat Murray blocked the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act due to her one vote being enough to prevent the Senate from passing the bill in a unanimous consent vote, according to LifeSite News.