Politics behind push for 'horrible' piece of legislation

Politics behind push for 'horrible' piece of legislation

Politics behind push for 'horrible' piece of legislation

A pro-lifer says Democrats pushing a misnamed measure don't seem to understand the will of the people they represent.

This week, Democrats in the U.S. House want to force a vote on the so-called Women's Health Protection Act, which Laura Echevarria of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) says has nothing to do with health and everything to do with legalizing abortion for any reason up to birth. Pro-life leaders have actually nicknamed it the "Abortion Without Limits Up to Birth Act."

She says the effort is politically motivated.

Echevarria, Laura (NRLC) Echevarria

"It would put into federal law basically what Roe v. Wade did, in fact beyond what Roe v. Wade did," Echevarria warns. "This legislation is a very, very bad piece of legislation. It's horrible, and it again shows just how far Democrats are willing to go to appease the abortion lobby."

If the bill were to become law, it would void all state laws setting limits on abortion.

Since there likely are not enough votes to get the measure passed, she suspects Democrats want the tally for election purposes.

"Their thinking is that this will help them in an election cycle or something like that, but what they fail to recognize is that the vast majority of Americans do not like unlimited abortion," the pro-lifer explains.

AFN recently reported that most Americans want limits on abortion, especially on second- and third-trimester procedures.