Republicans who won were willing to call out Democrat abortion extremism for a change in the past eight years. And even though they didn’t have the votes, they knew they had to speak up.
They knew that the abortion extremism that they have known was just a few days away.
And that if they did not, they might lose.
Here is what they said after their votes were cast and they heard the dreaded words: “We have spoken,” or “F*** it,” or whatever else was in their heads.
Then they sat down to write the bill that would effectively ban abortion, and they decided that rather than lose the abortion rights they had fought for, they had to find a compromise. They needed this so they could protect the abortion extremism they had fought before.
One day before the votes were cast, House GOP leaders told reporters that they had a deal that they would pass the House-passed version of the so-called Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, H.R. 5, which prohibits abortion “in the event that the mother’s death is the result of a serious medical condition.”
This compromise is not what most pro-life voters wanted to hear. They believed that they were going to win anyway.
But they had to make do.
And compromise is what they did. For the House.
But that compromise, which was actually worse on every level than the bill the leaders had told the press they would pass, was the Senate version of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, S. 1054, introduced by pro-life Republicans Sens. David Vitter (LA) and Chuck Grassley (IA).
On Monday, the House GOP caucus voted for their version of the Pain-Capable Act, H.R. 5, which is the Senate version. The Senate version does not ban abortion. It merely prohibits the killing of an unborn child as long as the mother’s “serious medical condition” prevents her from seeking abortion care. And while the House version of the bill did not use the word “abortion,” it prohibited the killing of unborn children, even if they were viable.
On Tuesday morning