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Foto: Nancy Pelosi, chefe dos Democratas no Congresso, e Hillary Clinton

Os Estados americanos têm “alcunhas”, usados por exemplo nas chapas de matrículas. California, Golden State, New Jersey, Garden State, Nova Iorque era o Empire State mas talvez também Abortion State já que a taxa de abortos em Nova Iorque é muito mais elevada que a média nacional… O Partido Democrata não perdeu tempo, após as eleições intercalares de novembro passado. Ao tomarem posse em janeiro, os novos Congressos Estaduais e respetivas maiorias Democratas apressaram-se a tomar decisões consideradas prioritárias. Em Nova Iorque mas também na Virgínia, no Novo México, em Rhode Island, surpreendentemente, o início da legislatura não ficou marcado pela resolução de quaisquer problemas dos cidadãos ou da economia local, como modernizar infra-estruturas degradadas, resolver problemas sociais, decidir novos investimentos na saúde ou na educação, medidas contra a criminalidade. Não, a grande medida dos Democratas, nestes Estados, no arranque da nova governação, foi a liberalização do “Late Term Abortion” , na prática, um infanticídio legal camuflado.  Os Democratas erguem assim a bandeira do aborto ilimitado como contraponto às diversas démarches da Administração Trump visando limitar cada vez mais o financiamento público das organizações abortistas e limitar progressivamente a prática do aborto. Dado o “risco” cada vez maior de reversão da legislação federal que autoriza o aborto (Sentença “Roe versus Wade”) em caso de reeleição de Trump, esta posição radicalmente pró-abortista dos Democratas representa uma “cartada” pré-eleitoral de êxito muito duvidoso com vista às primárias e às eleições de 2020. Lamentavelmente, como referem diversos comentadores, o Partido Democrata é agora um Partido da Morte e um Partido do Infanticídio.



Marc Thiessen: Dems becoming the ‘party of death’ over late-term abortion push

By Joseph A. Wulfsohn | Fox News


Proposals allowing late-term procedures spark outrage

More Democratic states move toward loosened restrictions; reaction and analysis from the 'Special Report' All-Stars.

Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen says the ongoing push by Democrats in states across the country to expand abortion rights is making them into the “party of death,” arguing the party is moving outside the mainstream on the issue.

“If you want to see a party that’s officially become the party of the death, that’s it,” Thiessen said during a panel discussion Wednesday on Fox News’ “Special Report.”

Earlier Wednesday, Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam came under fire after he waded into the fight over a controversial abortion bill that one sponsor said could allow women to terminate a pregnancy up until the moment before birth -- with critics saying Northam indicated a child could be killed after birth. Northam later denied those claims.

Thiessen, during an “All Star Panel” discussion with Cook Political Report national editor Amy Walter and Real Clear Politics co-founder Tom Bevan, said the Virginia controversy is “another example” of the Democratic Party being on the “outside mainstream of America.” He referred to polling indicating the majority of pro-choice Americans say late-term abortions should be illegal.

 “I bet you if you asked those Americans, do you support the day of birth, it would be almost zero,” said Thiessen, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush.

During the discussion, Walter pointed out that roughly a quarter of Americans think there should be “no restrictions” on abortion, another quarter believe abortions should be outlawed and the rest of the country believe in having certain restrictions.

Bevan said Democrats are working to loosen abortion restrictions as a precautionary measure in case the Supreme Court revisits Roe v. Wade.

The effort in Virginia follows New York passing a bill last week loosening restrictions on abortion, as New Mexico, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Washington also pass new laws expanding abortion access or move to strip old laws from the books that limit abortions.

Fox News’ Adam Shaw and Caleb Parke contributed to this report.





The Party of Death, Out in the Open

By Ned Ryun| February 1st, 2019

 Safe, legal, and rare was a lie.

President Bill Clinton in 1996 told Americans abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare.” That was then. Now the cult of death, pro-abortion movement has taken over the Democratic Party whole-cloth, and the result is the infanticidal law passed in New York on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Now the party line has shifted to abortion on demand, paid for by taxpayers, at any time, even up until moments before birth: witness what just took place in New York state. The Empire State no more; New York is now the Abortion State.

The laws just signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo are as vile as they are expansive. New Yorkers are now legally able to end the life of their unborn child up until the moment of birth. In cases which threaten the health (even the mental health) of the mother or when the unborn child isn’t considered “viable,” a woman now has the right to have lethal injection performed on the child, ending its life just moments before it would enter the world.

And you don’t even need a doctor to conduct this abortion; New Yorkers can have physician assistants and even midwives perform some abortions. New York’s new abortion laws put it in the same class as China, Vietnam, and North Korea, where abortion is available at most any point.

The bad company in which New York now finds itself should speak to the immorality of this law. Just because people pass a law and make something “legal” doesn’t mean an action thereby becomes moral or ethical or right: slavery was legal, too. To hear the cheers on the floor of the New York Senate when the law passed must have been the same sound slave owners made when a new big shipment of fresh slaves came pulling into port or the cheers that echoed through the Reichstag with the passage of the Nuremberg Laws.

New York can legalize evil all day long, but it won’t change the brutal reality that a human child dies with every abortion. “Legality” didn’t justify the Nazis’ atrocities, nor did it legitimize institutionalized racism and slavery in America’s Antebellum South. Neither can it legitimize abortion on demand.

The singular William Wilberforce, when he spoke on the floor of the House of Commons over 200 years ago, pushing for the abolition of the slave trade throughout the British Empire, said, “Policy is not my principle and I am not ashamed to say it. There is a principle above everything that is political and when I reflect on the command which says, ‘Thou shalt do no murder,’ believing that authority to be divine, how can I dare set up my reasonings of my own against it. And when we think of eternity, and of the future consequences of all human conduct, what is there in this life that should make any man contradict the dictates of his conscience, the principle of justice and the laws of religion, and of God?”

There is no justice or rightness or goodness in what New York has done.

Horrifyingly, Vermont legislators are now looking to follow New York’s lead with an abortion bill that would loosen controls on abortion even further. The proposed constitutional amendment in Vermont would ban prosecution of  “any individual for inducing, performing, or attempting to induce or perform the individual’s own abortion,” making it functionally impossible to stop someone from performing abortions at any stage of pregnancy for any reason. Moreover, Democrats in the state of Virginia are brazenly proposing legislation to have abortions up until the moment of birth, their governor having suggested in a radio interview that it is no big deal. Rhode Island and New Mexico Democrats are making similar moves.

It’s almost as though Democrats are channeling Mengele and Molech.

There are terms for what they are proposing, including butchery, infanticide, and murder. In a normal society, people who proposed such barbarism would be ostracized and yet Democrats openly celebrate these politicians as heroes and champions. They are not just tolerated, they are embraced by one of the major political parties in the United States.

To add further to the sickness of it it all, some of these same people, no doubt would be horrified by the killings of kittens or puppies or baby sea turtles, yet with a straight face and acting as though it’s perfectly normal they propose killing a human baby right at the moment of birth.

There is nothing normal about any of this and, in a very personal way, this is all quite horrific. There are moments in life you never forget and for me, the moment my daughter was born at 24 weeks is one of those. This little one pound, seven-ounce, 12-inch long baby girl, shortly after she was born, took my forefinger into her hand. Her skin was like tissue paper, her eyes still sealed shut; her little hand, with its perfectly formed fingernails, was so tiny it couldn’t even fit around my finger. I just stood there by her isolette, watching her, torn by grief, wanting to lay down and take her place, praying, hoping: It was clear that this tiny human being wanted to live. Of course, she could not speak these words but she was fighting. After four months in the NICU, she came home to us. She just turned 11 a few months ago.

My daughter’s survival and her beautiful life showed me clearly that the pro-abortion lobby is on the wrong side of literally everything, including science. Now, children like my daughter are born earlier and earlier. Doctors are able to save babies in even more desperate conditions at even earlier weeks of the pregnancy. Eventually, we might see a time when an unborn child is viable at extremely early stages of the pregnancy. At some point, abortion advocates must come to terms with the obvious implications of their actions: they are killing human beings. Period. As slavery is a horrifying blot on our history, for which we paid dearly with hundreds of thousands of lives, so too abortion on demand is to the utter shame of this great nation. The Left will not let us forget the stain of slavery, but what has it learned from it?

In light of what New York has done, and what other states are proposing, it is time for the Senate and House to take up the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act that would ensure that abortions cannot be performed 20 weeks after fertilization. There are literally only seven countries in the entire world that allow these late-term elective abortions: China, North Korea, Vietnam, Canada, the Netherlands, Singapore, and the United States. This should horrify every American with a conscience.

But clearly, it doesn’t.

On the day he signed the bill into law, Cuomo ordered the lights of World Trade Center One changed pink to commemorate the passage of the bill. Cuomo should have had them colored red for the blood on the hands of New York state for all the innocent children who will lose their lives.



Jonathon van Maren

From the front lines of the culture wars

Feb 1, 2019

Democrats are now the party of infanticide, and no one can deny it

February 1, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The Democrats have overplayed their hand. I’ve never seen such a suicidal strategy on the part of pro-abortion progressives—and it proves that they’re getting genuinely desperate.

For decades, abortion activists and their political allies have wisely attempted to avoid the topic of late-term abortion entirely. Many insisted that partial-birth abortion simply did not exist, strategists warned behind closed doors that defending late-term abortion was a sure way to drive more people into the pro-life camp, and Nancy Pelosi even responded to a question about late-term abortion by ducking, dodging, and then demanding that her questioner be ashamed of himself because the question of killing third trimester infants is apparently “sacred ground” to her.

But then Hillary Clinton, the champion of the abortion industry, lost her bid for the presidency. She did so, it must be added, defending abortion at any stage in pregnancy, sending even reluctant pro-life voters into the Republican fold, but that lesson apparently remains unlearned. Clinton’s loss induced a well-publicized meltdown that continued with the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and reached a crescendo with the collective shriek of rage and fear that met the replacement of Justice Anthony Kennedy with Brett Kavanaugh.

Progressives are now terrified that Roe v. Wade will be overturned and that legal abortion in the United States might be under threat. One abortion activist and journalist, Robin Marty, has already released a Handbook for a Post-Roe America and is warning her ideological allies that Roe’s days are numbered. I’m not so sure about that—we have no idea how Kavanaugh and several other justices would vote on Roe v. Wade, and the pro-life movement has snatched defeat from the jaws of victory several times in the past, when supposedly pro-life justices (Kennedy included) decided to uphold Roe. 

But the best evidence for the desperation of abortion activists is their decision to whole-heartedly embrace late-term abortion. In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo lit up landmarks with pink light to celebrate a bill that essentially permitted abortion until birth. In Virginia earlier this week, Democratic delegate Kathy Tran put forward a similar bill, and when questioned by Republican Todd Gilbert, admitted that her bill permitted abortion until forty weeks. Even, Gilbert asked, when “she has physical signs that she is about to give birth? She’s dilating?” There was an awkward silence, and then Tran’s response: “My bill would allow that, yes.” That same day, Tran had submitted a bill to protect caterpillars at certain stages.

Just as the wave of shock and outrage that met the New York late-term abortion bill had begun to recede, the Virginia bill set the debate ablaze once again. When Governor Ralph Northam attempted to defend the bill in an interview, he ended up simply horrifying people even further. “If a mother is in labor,” he stated, “I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated, if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.” In other words, late-term abortion involves killing an infant if the family decides to—and infants born alive could be left to die.

Videos of these exchanges have gone viral, racking up millions of hits. To many people, the agenda of the Democrats has suddenly become crystal clear: They are the party of abortion, regardless of how barbaric the procedure is. Democrat politicians are so afraid of recent pro-life gains and pro-life judicial appointments that they seem willing to stake out this ground, come hell or highwater—and in doing so, they have tipped their hand. They are becoming, as Trump recently tweeted, “the party of late-term abortion.” Trump also spoke for many when he noted that he had seen the defences of late-term abortion and simply found them “terrible,” reminding people of a famous debate moment: “Do you remember when I said Hillary Clinton was willing to rip the baby out of the womb? That’s what it is, that’s what they’re doing, it’s terrible…This is going to lift up the whole pro-life movement like maybe it’s never been lifted up before. The pro-life movement is very much a 50-50, it’s a very 50-50 issue, actually it’s gained a point or two over the years. I think this will very much lift up the issue because people have never thought of it in those terms.”

That is precisely right. Ironically, as the Democrats scramble to protect the abortion industry, their morbid enthusiasm for prenatal infanticide is causing ordinary Americans to recoil in horror. Vice President Mike Pence responded to the late-term abortion bills by penning an editorial for the National Review, noting that these procedures violate “every demand of human decency,” and that in his opinion, the “New York and Virginia bills aren’t some bold departure into a brave new world. They are the last gasp of a dying movement that stands in stark and irreconcilable contrast with our nation’s timeless founding principles.”  

I hope the vice president is correct. I do think that this is a significant moment in the abortion debate, the moment where the Democratic Party abandoned all pretence of caution and threw their lot in with those who demand the right to kill babies right up until the moment of birth, and occasionally even after. Men like Ralph Northam demanded that everybody see him as the compassionate one in the debate, and nobody bought it. Because Cuomo and Tran and Northam were so blunt about what it was that their bills would permit and facilitate, they could not deny that these bills were death warrants for full-term babies. Perhaps they forgot how ugly and extreme that is. If they did, the American people are letting them know, loudly and clearly. 


Transformou Nova York na capital mundial do aborto, diz Cardeal a governador

NOVA IORQUE, 31 Jan. 19 / 10:00 am (ACI).- O Arcebispo de Nova York, Cardeal Timothy Dolan, pediu ao governador Andrew Cuomo que não se orgulhe por ter transformado esse estado na capital mundial do aborto, após a aprovação da lei que permite essa prática durante toda a gravidez.

O Cardeal Dolan fez este pedido em uma entrevista concedida ao programa Fox & Friends da Fox News, em 28 de janeiro, depois que o governador Cuomo confirmou a lei aprovada na terça-feira, 22, pelo Senado de Nova York, que também permitirá deixar o bebê morrer caso sobreviva ao aborto.

"Eu lhe diria: veja governador, você e eu trabalhamos duro pelo bem comum, e essa é uma área na qual podemos fazer isso... mas isso é horrível. Não se orgulhe por ter transformado o estado de Nova York na capital mundial do aborto. Esta não é uma postura progressista e iluminadora", disse o Arcebispo ao ser perguntado sobre o que conversará com o governador Cuomo quando eles se encontrarem.

"Uma postura progressista e iluminadora está em cuidar dos seres humanos pequenos e indefesos. E posso pensar em alguns outros além do bebê no ventre materno. Vamos trabalhar juntos para defender essas vidas", ressaltou.

O Cardeal explicou que fica chateado, pois "antes os promotores do aborto diziam que queriam que fosse seguro, legal e pouco frequente. Agora, já não consideram que seja algo ruim. E agora o tornaram perigoso, pois já não precisa ser feito por médicos, vai ser obrigatório já que o pessoal que se ampara na objeção de consciência, que são muitos trabalhadores de saúde, não poderão mais fazê-lo e será frequente”.

"Isso não é bom para o nosso país. Como podemos nos orgulhar disso? Estourando garrafas de champanhe, bebendo, comendo queijo brie e iluminando o Empire State?", questionou o Cardeal Dolan, que se referiu às luzes cor-de-rosa que se acenderam na fachada do famoso lugar para "celebrar" a lei do aborto.

Ao ser questionado sobre a possibilidade de excomungar Cuomo, que se apresenta como católico, o Cardeal disse que "isso seria contraproducente". "Com isso daríamos munições aos nossos inimigos que diriam: isso não é exatamente uma questão de disciplina católica, tampouco é questão de direitos civis, tampouco de biologia, estes católicos não tem liberdade neste tema”, destacou.

"Não sei se poderíamos tirar algo bom disso porque temos um governador que se orgulha disso, que usa os ensinamentos da Igreja em seus discursos, que cita o Papa Francisco fora de contexto para criar uma brecha entre os bispos e o Santo Padre”, lamentou o Cardeal.

O governador "gosta de ser o menino mau" quando se trata da doutrina católica, porque quando ele se opõe publicamente à Igreja, "ele recebe ovações de pé", disse o Cardeal Dolan.

Sobre a possibilidade, agora permitida por lei, de acabar com a vida dos bebês no terceiro trimestre de gravidez, o Cardeal Dolan questionou: "Podemos facilitar a adoção? Podemos ajudar mais pais e mães que passam por uma gravidez complicada para que seja mais fácil para eles enfrentá-la e que tenham um pouco mais de tempo para dedicar-se? Podemos ajudar mais as mães dos recém-nascidos?”.

Quanto aos que dizem que às vezes os médicos poderiam enfrentar situações nas quais "devem" decidir entre a vida da criança ou a da mãe, o Cardeal explicou que os profissionais de saúde afirmam "que hoje em dia é muito raro que você tenha que decidir entre a vida da mãe ou do filho. Isso não acontece".

Em todo caso, indicou, "a doutrina católica diz que nunca, nunca se deve terminar com a vida de uma pessoa inocente, nunca. Você não pode matar um bebê de propósito".

Em relação à educação das crianças que hoje moram no estado de Nova York, o Cardeal Dolan lembrou aos pais que, independentemente do ambiente em que se desenvolvem, eles "são os primeiros educadores pelo seu exemplo e suas palavras".

Além disso, e "na medida do possível", recomendou, "certifiquem-se de que eles tenham uma boa atmosfera, uma escola que não jogue os valores pela janela".

O Senado do estado de Nova York (Estados Unidos) aprovou no dia 22 de janeiro uma nova lei do aborto que permitirá esta prática durante toda a gravidez.

Esta norma permitirá aos profissionais de saúde, como praticantes de enfermaria e médicos assistentes, que realizem abortos. Além disso, endossa o aborto tardio em qualquer momento em caso de inviabilidade fetal ou “quando for necessário para proteger a vida ou a saúde de um paciente”.

Se o bebê sobreviver ao aborto, o profissional que está realizando pode deixá-lo morrer.

A lei, aprovada no dia do aniversário da decisão Roe vs. Wade que legalizou o aborto nos Estados Unidos em 1973, também transfere esta prática do código penal para o código de saúde.

A norma estabelece que o aborto continuará sendo legal no estado de Nova York, mesmo se a Suprema Corte reverter a decisão Roe vs. Wade.

Se a Suprema Corte reverter a decisão de Roe vs. Wade, o que poderia ocorrer após a nomeação do juiz Brett Kavanaugh, a aprovação do aborto deixará de estar nas mãos do governo federal dos Estados Unidos, mas vai depender de cada estado.

Isso seria possível porque, embora a reversão da decisão não tornasse o aborto ilegal, daria a cada estado a capacidade de decidir por si mesmo; como aconteceu em Nova York com a assinatura desta lei que permite o aborto a qualquer momento durante a gravidez.