Late-term abortions are extremely rare and are never used for frivolous reasons. They’re often necessary to save the life of the mother or end a nonviable and/or dangerous pregnancy.
This is only common sense, but if you listen to the propaganda of anti-choicers you might think that pregnant women wait until just minutes before delivery to decide, oh, they just don’t want to be burdened with another mouth to feed — as if they’re deciding at the last second to back out of a lunch date with high school friends.
Personally, I’ve always suspected that Trump has paid for more abortions than he’ll ever prevent (I have no basis for believing this other than … “oh, come on!”), but he’s sure ginning up the anti-choice rhetoric recently, as he did just two days ago in his lie-embroidered SOTU.
Now Axios is reporting that he’s found a new ball of yarn to play with, and he’s determined to rip it to shreds:
Driving the news: Trump is seizing on conservative outrage over Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s abortion comments, and the passage of a New York law that codifies Roe v. Wade. In Tuesday’s speech, Trump promoted a congressional ban on late-term abortions by graphically describing how lawmakers in New York “would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth.”
Conservative leaders believe he’ll go further:
- White House official Mercedes Schlapp privately signaled Monday at a meeting with conservative allies that Trump will expand on the theme at the National Prayer Breakfast today, three attendees tell Axios.
- Gallup polling finds most Americans think abortion should be legal in the first three months, but that belief drops substantially after the first trimester.
It’s a perfect Trump issue because 1) it’s a total lie and 2) it nevertheless gets ignorant people (i.e., his base) in a lather.
Ready your barf bags, people. More misleading and downright dishonest propaganda will be spewing from the hellmouth at 1600 Penn. And it could get pretty ugly before it’s over.
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