On Friday, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives rammed through the most extreme pro-abortion bill by a vote of 218-211, with only one Democrat, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) crossing over to vote with Republicans against the extreme measure. Every other Democrat supported the bill, which would legalize abortion up to birth and codify Roe v. Wade into law.
Life News reports:
Democrat leaders portrayed the bill as the “codification” of Roe v. Wade into federal law, but the legislation goes far beyond Roe.
Pro-life leaders said the Abortion Without Limits Up to Birth Act is a more accurate name for the bill. The legislation would erase basically all restrictions on abortion and prevent states from enacting even modest protections for unborn babies. Limits on late-term abortions and bans on sex-selection abortions would be gone.
The legislation would get rid of laws that protect women and girls, too, including parental consent for minors and informed consent laws that ensure mothers receive basic facts about their unborn baby’s development before going through with an abortion.
The text of the bill states, “A health care provider has a statutory right under this Act to provide abortion services, and may provide abortion services, and that provider’s patient has a corresponding right to receive such services, without any of the following limitations or requirements,” and then lists numerous examples of pro-life laws and regulations.
The extremist EMILY’s List pro-abortion group slammed Congressman Cuellar for his vote against abortion, claiming he is “stand[ing] against our rights to make our own health care decisions,” despite the baby’s body not being that of the mother.
EMILY's List is out with a statement condemning Rep. Henry Cuellar, the lone crossover vote against the Dems' reproductive rights bill. With Jessica Cisneros back for a rematch, this vote is going to come up again and again on the campaign trail. pic.twitter.com/a44PSDEYGt
— Kirk A. Bado (@kirk_bado) September 24, 2021