U.S. Representative Mark Green (R-TN-07) on Friday condemned a new abortion bill that Democrats in the House of Representatives passed.
Green denounced the Women’s Health Protection Act, crafted by Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA-27), as “abortion-on-demand legislation.”
The legislation would ban a wide range of abortion restrictions used in states across the country. For example, the bill would prohibit waiting periods and other measures.
“Nancy Pelosi’s so-called ‘Women’s Health Protection Act’ allows abortion until the second of birth. It’s unconscionable to think that Radical Democrats are so illusioned by the lies of the left that they refuse to see what science shows and what the majority of Americans recognize: That life begins at conception. Ending a human life up until the second of birth is not ‘choice,’ but a barbaric practice that should never be permitted in a civilized country such as ours,” Green said in a statement.
Democrats at both the state and federal level have pushed for expanded abortion rights. The movement follows a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court that allowed Texas abortion restriction legislation to go into effect.
However, opponents of Chu’s legislation argue that the measure would effectively permit the federal government to allow the killing of children. Furthermore, Green pointed out that a widespread number of individuals are against third-trimester abortions.
“A recent survey found that 66 percent of adults who identify as ‘pro-choice’ are against third-trimester abortions, and 68 percent oppose abortions the day before a baby is born. It’s clear: radical Democrats in Congress are on the wrong side of history—and science—when it comes to their unapologetic abortion on demand policy,” Green continued.
Chu’s legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate, as Republicans will likely filibuster the measure.
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