“On the Holmes Front,” with Frank Holmes
The Supreme Court is on the verge of overturning Roe v. Wade, the case that established the “right” to an abortion nationwide.
From coast to coast, Republican governors—and, in Louisiana, a Democrat—are rising up with plans to protect life in anticipation of the ruling.
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If the leaked opinion of the Dobbs case written by Justice Samuel Alito holds up, Planned Parenthood and their bought-and-paid-for allies in the Democratic Party are going to be in big financial trouble.
So, Democrats are pulling out all the stops to “codify Roe” and keep abortion readily available, especially to the poor and weak. After all, without abortion to fill their coffers, how will Democrats have enough campaign donations to compete with Republicans? The Democrats’ motivation may be evil, but it’s understandable.
What’s totally perplexing is why Republicans would want to help them do that. But sure enough, two Republicans recently filed a bill to help the Democrats keep the money flowing to Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and the other pro-choice interest groups who fund the Left.
The Democrats tried to expand access to abortion on their own this week, by introducing a bill that would have legalized abortion in every state of the union. The so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act” would have compelled every state to allow abortion up to the point of “viability.”
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Planned Parenthood is set to give Democrats $45 million in 2020. The Democrat’s abortion bill was supposed to be their payback… but it turned out to be a flop.
No senator started a filibuster, but 51 senators voted against it. Sen. Joe Manchin, a pro-life Democrat from West Virginia, voted with all 50 Republicans.
The vote was over. The Democrats lost (and America’s babies won).
But in true RINO fashion, two Republicans are now trying to help Democrats snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, saw this coming and touted their own bill, the so-called “Reproductive Choice Act.” Collins introduced the bill in February, and Murkowski co-sponsored.
Their act seeks to codify Roe v. Wade and the 1992 follow-up decision Casey v. Planned Parenthood.
In Roe, the Supreme Court simply declared a “right” to abortion. So, the current justices can change their mind and eliminate it—unless Congress turns the decision’s words into federal law.
“I strongly support women’s reproductive freedoms, including the right to abortion established by Roe and Casey,” said Lisa Murkowski, one of the most liberal Republicans in the GOP. “Congress should codify the important protections from Roe and Casey into law as they currently exist.”
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But Democrats don’t like Collins’ and Murkowski’s bill—because they say it’s not radical enough.
The Republican bill would allow states to ban abortion in some cases and would let states opt out of taxpayer-funded abortions.
That’s not good enough for most of the Democrats. They wanted it all—and they failed. So, now they’re willing to talk.
Now Collins says she is “trying to come up with a more focused bill that would accomplish the goal of ensuring that if the Supreme Court does rule to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey that there would be no change in a woman’s right to choose.”
Collins wants to help out—and guess who’s ready to receive her help? Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., the 2016 Democratic nominee for vice president. You know anyone tapped to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate is all-in on abortion.
According to Politico, Kaine said, “I think it might have some value” to pass a pro-abortion bill with “a bipartisan majority in the Senate.”
But he’s just talking a good game. He doesn’t care about bipartisanship; he just needs Republican votes to ram the bill through the 50-50 Senate, due to possible opposition from Manchin.
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So, in stepped Collins and Murkowski to save the Democrats’ bacon.
“Though Collins claims her bill is less extreme than the WHPA, and therefore would have broader support, Americans do not support abortion at the level that pro-abortion politicians claim they do. Most polls showing strong support for Roe are misleading; respondents typically do not understand just how broad Roe is,” Cassy Fiano-Chesser of Live Action, a pro-life nonprofit, argued in a blog post. “When respondents are explicitly asked about banning late-term abortions, or allowing individual states to set their own abortion laws, the poll numbers change drastically.”
Democrats are so desperate to keep campaign cash flowing from Planned Parenthood that they were ready to do anything—to sue the federal government, to stop enforcing state abortion laws, to fire-bomb a pro-life clinic, to have angry mobs gather outside Supreme Court justices’ homes.
But it turns out, all they had to do was wait for self-hating RINOs to give them all the support they need.
Frank Holmes is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”