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Joe Biden Tries to Play the Middle of the Road Game on Abortion, but Democrats Demand Total Compliance

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks on ABC’s The View – 4/26/19.

2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden is facing massive backlash from other Democratic candidates over his campaign’s comments earlier this week on where he stands on the Hyde Amendment.

NBC News reports:

Yet his presidential campaign confirmed to NBC News that Biden still supports the Hyde Amendment, a four-decade-old ban on using federal funds for abortion services, except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the woman.

Biden’s continued support for Hyde not only sets him apart from the rest of his 2020 Democratic competitors, but it may surprise progressive groups like the American Civil Liberties Union, which promoted a recent tweet by one of its activists appearing to get Biden to commit to ending Hyde during a rope-line exchange in South Carolina. Biden’s campaign told NBC he would be open to repealing Hyde if abortion avenues currently protected under Roe were threatened.

Here’s the exchange Biden had with the woman in South Carolina:

The Biden campaign, in turn, issued this response to the ACLU’s tweet:

Biden misheard the woman on the ropeline and thought she was referring to the Mexico City rule, which prevents federal aid money from going to organizations overseas that perform abortions. He supports the repeal of the Mexico City rule because it prevents critical aid from going to organizations even if abortion is a very small fraction of the work they are doing. He has not at this point changed his position on the Hyde Amendment.

How could he have “misheard” the question? It was as plain as day:

It’s hard to imagine Biden “misheard” the activist: The words “Hyde amendment” don’t sound much like “Mexico City Policy.” What the campaign is trying to say is that the candidate “confused” the two policies. It’s still odd that the campaign waited two weeks after the Washington Post first reported Biden opposes the Hyde amendment to clean up this gaffe.

Other Democratic candidates for president condemned Biden’s postion:

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who has campaigned as an unapologetic feminist, tweeted “reproductive rights are human rights, period. They should be nonnegotiable for all Democrats.” On Capitol Hill, California Sen. Kamala Harris told The Associated Press she was “absolutely opposed to the idea that a woman is not going to have an ability to exercise her choice based on how much money she’s got.”

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, during an MSNBC town hall in Indiana, said Biden was wrong to support the abortion funding restriction. “Women of means will still have access to abortions,” Warren said. “Who won’t will be poor women, will be working women, will be women who can’t afford to take off three days from work.”

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke said on CBS News that Biden was “absolutely wrong” on his stance on the Hyde Amendment. “I hope that Joe Biden rethinks his position,” O’Rourke said. “Perhaps he doesn’t have all the facts. Perhaps he doesn’t understand who the Hyde Amendment huts the most.”

As part of his new “no middle ground” mantra, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) tweeted out his position on the Hyde Amendment yesterday:

It would appear that Biden is trying to have it both ways on the Hyde Amendment, as part of what he calls his “middle of the road” approach to the abortion issue. While other candidates have said they disagree with him, it’s not likely to matter to Biden who is still far out-polling everyone else.

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Abortion Extremism Wins: NC Democrats Gush, Celebrate as Override Attempt on Born Alive Bill Veto Fails

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As I wrote back in April, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) vetoed a Born Alive bill passed by the Republican-controlled General Assembly that would have provided protections for babies born alive after botched abortions.

In his veto, Cooper wrongly stated that laws were already on the books to protect babies born alive.

The NC Senate voted not long after to override Cooper’s veto, with the help of pro-life Democrat Don Davis. The NC House, on the other hand, was another matter as it was unclear if Republicans – who no longer have a super-majority – had enough votes to join the Senate in overriding.

Today, we found out they didn’t:

In a ghoulish moment reminiscent of New York legislators celebrating the passage of one of the most extreme pro-abortion bills in the country back in January, NC Senate Democrats were smiling, posing for, and posting pictures shortly before today’s vote:

I responded:

Senate Republicans have already given them a nickname:

The Governor’s office had an appalling response to the failure to override:

Charlotte Observer editorial page editor Taylor Batten smirked over the failure to override the bill in a tweet shortly after:

It’s a dark day in North Carolina history.

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Tolerance: Antifa Ghouls Arrested for Allegedly Shoving and Throwing Urine on Pro-Lifers at Boston March for Life

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Boston pro-lifers held their annual March for Life rally over the weekend, but instead of being able to march in peace, they were confronted by a violent and organized mob of pro-abortion protesters. Some of the protesters were wearing masks, which is a hallmark of the Antifa movement.

Life News reports:

The incidents occurred during the Massachusetts Citizens for Life annual march, where a record-breaking crowd demonstrated in defense of babies in the womb.

WBZ-TV Boston reports police arrested seven people after a small group of abortion activists clashed with the pro-life crowd.

C.J. Williams, community engagement director for the pro-life organization, told the Boston Herald that two men shoved her and shouted expletives at the crowd. She said she was setting up the sound system when the two men, who were much bigger than her, pushed her.

She said at another point, someone threw urine and a slushie on one of their speakers.

“Ironically when I tried to find common ground or start a conversation, it was men who blocked the dialogue,” Williams said in an email. “While the irony made for an interesting story, we hope next year’s discussion will be more civil.”

Here’s video of the immediate aftermath of one incident involving an unknown liquid (maybe the slushie?) substance being thrown on a pro-life activist. You can see the protester the police have detained on the ground is wearing a mask.

You can also hear in the background one of the pro-abortion protesters using their bullhorn in an attempt to incite a “Cops and Klan go hand in hand” chant as one of the black officers tries to help regain control the scene:

Another video clip at a wider angle shows agitators, some of them masked, trying to provoke pro-lifers and law enforcement officers (language warning):

The seven arrests for alleged acts of violence come on the heels of the escalation of harassment and assaults against pro-life activists in states around the country in recent months, including Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

I eagerly await the mainstream media’s declaration that these disturbing incidents targeting right-to-life advocates are part of nationwide epidemic. But I won’t hold my breath.

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#Journalism: Brian Stelter Flip Flops on Comparing “Handmaid’s Tale” to State and Federal Policies, Looks Ridiculous

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Just when you thought you’d seen it all, “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter went all in Sunday on the abortion debate. The CNN media firefighter essentially equated “The Handmaid’s Tale” – of which he is fan – to the fetal heartbeat bills that have been signed into law in several states like Alabama and Georgia.

Kristine Marsh at Newsbusters sets the scene:

On Sunday’s Reliable Sources, CNN host Brian Stelter welcomed Hollywood liberals from the fictional Hulu show, The Handmaid’s Tale on to fearmonger about how America was turning into their dystopian show. His guests were executive producer Warren Littlefield, and Ann Dowd, who plays a prominent character in the streaming television series.

Stelter offered high praise before letting them speak. “Now of all the TV shows, of all the movies that explore issues involving women’s rights, The Handmaid’s Tale is number one,” he gushed adding he was a fan. Turning to Dowd, he immediately drew a comparison to the abortion bans in some states, which Dowd bashed as classist and sexist.

Here’s a partial transcript:

When Stelter asked how close or how far the United States is from Gilead, Dowd and Littlefield said they believed the country is growing closer to that reality.

“We’re a heck of a lot closer than we were in season one, which is terrible,” Dowd said. The cast and crew filmed the first season during the 2016 US presidential election. “It was scary in season one, and it got more and more serious as we were shooting the pilot that ‘this is happening.’”

As an example, Dowd pointed to a series of laws restricting abortion that state legislatures have passed in recent weeks. “When I saw what was going on in Georgia, I thought, ‘This can’t be real,’” she said. “It stunned me.”

Littlefield said “The Handmaid’s Tale” isn’t scheduled to film in any of the states that passed the abortion laws. If it were, he said “I would not go near there.”

Dowd also insinuated, as so many fanatical, hysterical abortion supporters do, that pro-lifers only cared about babies up until birth, not once they are born. As I wrote this morning, that is simply not true.

Watch video of the bizarre Handmaid’s Tale segment below:

It’s so odd that Stelter would seek out comment from Dowd on this issue, considering he said this last year (h/t Doug Powers):

Also, I reached out to Stelter to ask him why he doesn’t have guests on to counter the claims made by the pro-choice community:

At the time this article was published, Stelter had not responded.

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Video: Pregnant Illinois State Legislator Gives Powerful Speech Opposing Extreme Pro-Abortion Bill

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State Rep. Avery Bourne (R) speaks on the Illinois House floor in protest of a sweeping abortion rights expansion bill – 5/28/19. Screen grab via the IL House GOP.

State Rep. Avery Bourne (R) spoke on the Illinois House floor last week about an expansive abortion bill that, once signed into law, will be one of the most extreme in America.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:

For about 45 minutes, Bourne questioned [bill sponsor and Democratic Rep. Kelly] Cassidy on everything from the meaning of a “fundamental right” to parental notification to what an “extraordinary medical measure” is.

Bourne offered examples, such as whether a baby at 36-weeks could be terminated if an ultrasound shows a “hole in their heart.” She also described whether a sick baby being flown to a neo-natal intensive care unit would be considered an “extraordinary medical measure.”

“This broadens their ability to make that decision,” Bourne said.

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“We are talking about the most expansive bill we have seen in this state,” Bourne said in tears, surrounded by her female Republican colleagues. “We already know that we’ve got women coming to Illinois to have abortions because we are so expansive on this issue. That will continue. This bill is not about keeping abortion legal in Illinois. This is about a massive expansion that will impact viable babies. And that is wrong.”

Bourne, who is pregnant, also noted that the bill did not define the meaning of a woman’s “familial health” which she said is a broad term that could mean literally anything:

Bourne said that in failing to provide a specific definition of “familial health,” the bill’s authors open the door for that phrase to be interpreted in the broadest senses possible.

“This bill will mean that for a woman at my stage in pregnancy, where a baby responds to his dad’s voice when he reads him books at night, the woman could go to the facility—the baby’s perfectly healthy—but if that woman says, ‘based on my familial health, this is medically necessary,’ that is allowed,” Bourne said.

Because of the bill’s wide range of permission for abortion, many women are coming to Illinois specifically to receive abortions, Bourne added. Following the bill’s passage, she argued, Illinois would not only have the “most expansive” allowances for abortion in its state history but also “one of the most expansive across the country.”

Watch Bourne’s powerful speech below:

Since Bourne has given her speech, the Illinois State Senate passed the bill as well. It now goes to Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D), who is expected to sign it.

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WATCH: Whoopie Goldberg’s Desperate Search for a Solid Pro-Abortion Argument Results In Vulgarity

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The ladies of “The View” are always a good place to find some of the most ridiculous statements on television, even giving CNN a run for its money…or whatever money CNN has left.

Usually, it’s Joy Behar with the really out there comments, but it would seem that Whoopie Goldberg is totally ready to take her turn on the eye-roll-ercoaster after she heard some pro-life comments from former UN ambassador Nikki Haley.

As Sister Tolja covered further in-depth, Haley recently spoke at a Susan B. Anthony List event and said that pro-life women are told that they must conform to the pro-abortion agenda and do so in the name of feminism. Haley said that this kind of “feminism” isn’t real feminism and that it’s important to stay true to yourself and others.

This kind of individualistic thinking didn’t sit well with Goldberg, who began ranting about Haley’s stance, first by firing off a popularly used fringe statistic.

“So let me get this straight, so giving a woman a choice about what to do with her body is anti-feminist?” Goldberg said.

“You have the right never to have an abortion,” she continued. “You have that right, and I support that. But what about the 9-year-old girl who gets raped by a family member or some thug in the street? Why are you taking her mother’s discussion with her family, with their choices, why are you taking it out of their hands? See to me, you taking choice from people is anti-human.”

Less than one percent of abortions are performed due to incest or rape according to the New York Times.

Furthermore, I’m not sure how not killing a child in the womb is “anti-human.” I realize that both sides are divided on what constitutes a child vs a fetus, but the argument has become so polarized that the left has begun denying that unborn children are even human. They’re definitely not something else before they’re born. They’re not a panda or an airplane. They’re definitely human, and I think science would readily agree with this.

Killing a human could definitely be considered “anti-human.”

Goldberg continues, however. She goes into questioning where women will go for something like a vaginal check if places like Planned Parenthood closed, prefacing the question with “maybe I’m dumb.”

I don’t think Goldberg is dumb, but I do think she’s mightily ignorant if she doesn’t know that you can get checked out by many standard clinics which are far more numerous than Planned Parenthood locations. In fact, the standard clinic can do everything a Planned Parenthood can do medically but also do far more, and they outnumber PP 20 to 1.

That said, I got the impression that Goldberg knew she had backed herself in the corner with her argument. She spewed forth the word salad that often comes from someone not knowing what they’re talking about or trying to make up a lie on the spot. I assume this is why Goldberg stuck with the old go-to of saying something bombastic if you can’t say anything smart.

You know…the Behar way.

“I don’t say that everybody has to believe, but I say you want to have choice. I don’t want you in my coochie,” she added. “You don’t want me in yours, either.”

Finally, something we both agree on.

 

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“Not Real Feminism”: In Inspiring Speech, Nikki Haley Takes a Blow Torch to Feminist Arguments on Abortion

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Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley gives the keynote speech at the SBA List Campaign for Life Gala – 6/3/19. Screen grab via Fox News.

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley gave a stirring keynote speech last night to attendees at the Susan B. Anthony List “Campaign for Life” gala in Washington, DC.

In her prepared remarks, she talked about some of her very personal reasons for being pro-life:

Many of you know I am married to my incredible, super cool husband, Michael. He is a combat veteran and a Major in the South Carolina National Guard. He is truly a saint and being married to me you know he has to be exceedingly understanding.

But many don’t know that Michael and his four siblings spent several years in foster care. Foster care can be amazing, but it was not kind to Michael and his siblings. It was unkind.

Luckily, when Michael was five, he and his younger sister were adopted by a kind, loving couple who couldn’t have children of their own.

I often think about what would have happened if Michael hadn’t been so lucky…if his biological mother had chosen a different path…if his adoptive parents hadn’t been so compassionate…

Haley also talked about her and her husband’s struggles when it came to becoming parents:

Like so many other couples and families, we struggled for many years, riding a roller coaster of false hopes and painful disappointment. Throughout the slog of doctor visits and invasive tests, I had days that tested my faith and my resolve. But when I held our daughter in my arms for the first time, I felt what countless parents feel: that nothing could be more perfect and right in the world.

These experiences – the good and the bad – solidified for me what I had long known intellectually – that each and every life is a gift from God. That so many loving families want more than anything to raise and love a child. I can’t stomach the idea that we wouldn’t do everything in our power to protect and nurture those lives.

She then took a blow torch to the myth that women must automatically support abortion demand because they are women:

Women are expected to support choice – simply because we are women.

That’s just wrong. We all have to be true to ourselves and to others.

Unfortunately, many on the left use the abortion debate to divide women and demand conformity. They do this in the name of feminism.

But that is not real feminism. The idea that women must adhere to a particular set of values is one of the most anti-women ideas in today’s culture. It is a rejection of the ideas of equality and tolerance that the women’s movement is supposed to be about.

Watch her full speech below:

Haley, like La. Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, is just one more pro-life advocate who is putting a human face on the movement, showing America that the vast majority of us who believe in protecting unborn life aren’t monsters who “want to control women.”

We care. We won’t be shamed into silence. Our voices matter, too.

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#Journalism: Taking a Ghoulish Page out of the Pro-Abortion Handbook, the NYT Has a New Term for “Fetal Heartbeat”

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A few weeks ago, Hollywood’s pro-abortion mouthpiece Alyssa Milano decried the use of the term “fetal heartbeat” to describe an unborn baby’s heartbeat in the first few weeks after conception.

The actress, upset over irrefutable biological facts about when fetal heartbeats begin, took to the Twitter machine in an attempt to correct the media, Republicans and pro-lifers on the matter:

Just a couple of weeks later, CNN “New Day” co-host Alisyn Camerota went from neutral anchor to pro-abortion activist in a flash with her line of questioning of Indiana AG Curtis Hill (R). The subject was the recent Supreme Court decision to sidestep the most controversial aspects of a 2016 pro-life bill Mike Pence signed into law when he was governor.

After aggressively grilling Hill with questions like “Why would you want a family to have to have a child with a severe disability?”, Camerota backtracked on the use of the term “children” to describe unborn babies:

While [Camerota] already had acknowledged at several points that the end result of a pregnancy is, indeed, a child, she catches herself referring to it as such in the womb.

“Yeah but lots of families make that decision based on — Hold on a second. Lots of families do have to make that decision based on the single characteristic of finding out their children, that their fetus, has a severe abnormality,” she said.

In the latest twist involving the mainstream media switching up the terminology they use to describe unborn children and their development in the womb, the New York Times wrote last week about Louisiana’s fetal heartbeat bill, which was signed into law Thursday by pro-life Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards.

Except they have a new term they’re using for “fetal heartbeat”, as Life News writes:

On Wednesday, the newspaper described the Louisiana heartbeat law with bizarre new language that dehumanizes unborn babies and ignores decades of scientific evidence.

Rather than say the word “heartbeat,” the New York Times used the words “the pulsing of what becomes the fetus’s heart.” It also described the legislation as a “so-called fetal heartbeat bill” – as if it is questionable whether the unborn baby actually has a heart or a heartbeat.

The anti-scientific language did not end there. In its description of the Louisiana law, the New York Times wrote:

“The measure would require an ultrasound test for any woman seeking to terminate a pregnancy, and forbid abortion if the test detects embryonic pulsing – which can occur before many women know they are pregnant.”

This new terminology is not based on facts or scientific evidence. It’s based on an agenda that supports abortion on demand. “Embryonic pulsing,” for example, is such a vague description that it is hard to understand precisely what it means. And it appears to have been used that way on purpose.

You better believe it was on purpose:

Why is this change in terminology so notable and important? Allie Beth Stuckey gets to the heart of the matter (no pun intended):

Indeed. The pro-abortion left, including their mainstream media allies, realizes that the most surefire way to keeping people believing in the “right to choose” is by dehumanizing unborn life by way of using vague or clinical terms. Like in their use of “fetus” instead of “child” or “baby.” Like in the way they’ve (falsely) asserted that there is no such thing as a “late term” or “partial birth” abortion.

Democrats and their feminist supporters have been very effective over the years at shifting the debate over abortion from being about the unborn baby and instead to being about the “woman’s right to choose.” They’ve been successful in this endeavor because liberal mainstream media news outlets like the New York Times and CNN willingly and eagerly go along with them.

Related: NPR Is Instructing Journalists On How To Make Pro-Abortion Reporting More Palatable

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Video: CNN Anchor Quickly Backtracks After Calling Unborn Babies “Children”, Makes Other Disturbing Remarks

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CNN’s Alisyn Camerota interviews Indiana AG Curtis Hill (R). 5/29/19. Screen grab via CNN.

One thing you get used to as a pro-life writer is the near-daily influx of pro-choice talking points that are regurgitated by mainstream media news anchors.

The instances are are too numerous to document in one post, but the latest example comes from CNN‘s “New Day” co-host Alisyn Camerota. On Wednesday, she grilled interviewed state Attorney General Curtis Hill, a Republican, on the recent Supreme Court decision to sidestep the most controversial aspects of a 2016 pro-life bill Mike Pence signed into law when he was governor.

A quick recap:

But the court declined to take up a challenge to a provision blocking abortions on the basis of sex, race or disability, avoiding a major ruling on abortion for the time being.

[…]

The court’s order also means that the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that blocked the second Indiana abortion law stands. That law stopped abortions on the basis of the fetuses’ sex, gender or disability. The court stated that it will let lower courts continue to weigh in on that provision.

The fetal remains portion of the law was allowed to stand.

As the Free Beacon‘s David Rutz documented, Camerota went straight for the jugular in her interview with Hill. By the time it was all said and done her line of questioning sounded like it came straight of the Planned Parenthood handbook (or maybe NPR‘s abortion-reporting guidelines?).

Here’s how it went down (bolded emphasis added by me)

“What I want to focus in on is the first part we just described, where Indiana had tried to block women from getting abortions if it were based on a disability,” Camerota said. “I’m just curious about that one. Why would you want a family to have to have a child with a severe disability?”

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“Well, the issue that the General Assembly faced was not with regard to the question you posed,” Hill said. “It’s the question of the rights and consideration of the unborn child in terms of discriminatory actions of eliminating that opportunity at life. Making a decision based solely on race or disability certainly is a discriminatory practice, and no decision in terms of whether or not to have a child should be based on that solely.”

“That confuses me, because as you know there are lots of terminations of pregnancies based on the fact that there are severe abnormalities of a fetus. Why would you take away that choice from a family?” Camerota asked.

Hill said it wasn’t about taking away a choice but rather making a decision because the child didn’t have a “particular characteristic.”

Later, Camerota quickly backtracked after she called unborn babies “children”, as Townhall‘s Leah Barkoukis notes:

“The law doesn’t address issues with respect to severe abnormalities that would make a child un-viable,” Hill said to a still-unsatisfied Camerota.

While she already had acknowledged at several points that the end result of a pregnancy is, indeed, a child, she catches herself referring to it as such in the womb.

“Yeah but lots of families make that decision based on — Hold on a second. Lots of families do have to make that decision based on the single characteristic of finding out their children, that their fetus, has a severe abnormality,” she said.

Watch the segments below:

Hillary Clinton came under fire from abortion advocates in 2016 after referring to an unborn child as an “unborn person” instead of a fetus.

Describing an unborn child using anything other than clinical terms like “fetus” is a big no-no in the pro-choice community. Insinuating that the compassionate thing to do in cases where an unborn child has a disability is to give parents the option to terminate the pregnancy is a common talking point for pro-choicers.

Instead of putting a qualifier of sorts in front of her questions like “abortion advocates say”, Camerota, in effect, came off as a ghoulish abortion advocate herself instead of a neutral anchor just asking questions.

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This Alabama abortion bill goes too far, says … Pat Robertson?

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It’s a political disaster, a gift to the left.

Why would a red state pass a maximalist abortion bill, knowing how leery John Roberts has proved himself to be of overturning paradigm-shifting liberal initiatives? He had the votes to blow up ObamaCare in 2012 and he switched sides, seemingly fearing that a party-line vote in the Supreme Court would wreck what’s left of the Court’s institutional legitimacy as a neutral arbiter that stands above politics. Overturning Roe would be several orders of magnitude more earthshaking than overturning ObamaCare would have been, yet Alabama’s daring him to do it for a bill that bans abortion almost completely, with no rape or incest exceptions.

John Roberts is not going to risk the legacy of “The Roberts Court” to save a bill like that. It’s ludicrous that any legislator in Alabama thinks he might after the lessons of 2012.

Joe Cunningham’s explanation for the bill is more sensible. Maybe Alabama doesn’t expect SCOTUS to uphold it, he wonders. Maybe the point was just to make the boldest, most provocative pro-life statement they could, fully expecting that the Court would tear it up eventually. Why you’d want to do that instead of passing a bill that stands a real chance of overcoming Roe on a Court with five conservative members escapes me utterly.

We’d like to say “No abortion. Ever.” But that’s a tough sell in those cases. So Georgia, I believe very wisely, left those [rape and incest] exceptions in. Alabama, however, is an entirely different story…

I’ll be upfront about it: I don’t like the bill. In fact, I don’t think it’s a bill. I think it’s a stunt.

I’m not totally sure if it’s just a reactionary bill to say “We’re better than Georgia!” or “We’re way better than the infanticide supporters in the Democratic Party!” but it’s a bill that seemed to have been written to generate headlines and a Supreme Court challenge. It does not look like the work of a serious Pro-Life movement…

I don’t even think this bill, if it’s signed into law, makes it to the Supreme Court. I think it will get struck down in circuit court and the Supreme Court just won’t take it up. It’s not the fight they want to have because it’s so farcical.

That’s possible. Unquestionably, John Roberts would prefer to see this bill sunk at the appellate level and for SCOTUS to ignore it. The way the Supreme Court works, though, is that any four justices — four, not five — can force the Court to take an appeal. If I were a member of SCOTUS’s liberal wing worried about the five conservatives eventually striking down Roe when presented with a more moderate bill like Georgia’s, I’d leap at the chance to take the Alabama case and force John Roberts to make his stand on abortion on that unfavorable terrain. Dare him to vote to strike down Roe knowing that it would mean women in Alabama who got pregnant through rape would be forced to carry their rapists’ children to term.

There’s no earthly way Roberts would pull the trigger. Probably not Kavanaugh either. Maybe not even Gorsuch. Erick Erickson, surveying the various pro-life bills that have passed lately, goes so far as to say it’ll threaten Trump’s reelection if Kavanaugh and/or Gorsuch provide votes in favor of upholding Roe. I think he’s kidding himself — social conservatives won’t abandon Trump under any circumstances, especially if Kavanaugh’s and Gorsuch’s votes aren’t decisive. (And they almost certainly wouldn’t be.) But I do think this issue can improve lefty turnout at the margins and maybe keep some progressives who’d otherwise balk at a centrist nominee like Biden inside the Democratic tent.

And needless to say, if SCOTUS does vote to uphold Roe and strike down Alabama’s bill, there’ll be no second bite at the apple next term. The Court doesn’t like wrestling with Roe. If they’re forced to do it again soon, that’ll be the last attempt for years, for good or ill.

The only sense I can make of Alabama’s bill is if it’s part of a “package strategy.” That is, maybe the state legislature hopes and expects that its maximalist bill would be taken up along with Georgia’s more middle-ground “heartbeat bill” and considered by the Court in tandem in revisiting Roe. SCOTUS could rewrite Roe so that the Georgia bill is upheld while the Alabama bill is struck down, treating the latter as a token concession to pro-choicers. The Alabama bill, in other words, would be legal cannon fodder while the Georgia bill advances and ultimately defeats Roe. There’s no guarantee that the Court will consider both bills, though; it may be that Alabama’s bill is taken up whereas Georgia’s bill isn’t. In fact, maybe that’ll be the conservatives’ leverage in convincing the liberals not to take the appeal of the Alabama bill. “If you force us to rule on Alabama,” Roberts might tell them, “we’ll vote to grant cert for the Georgia bill too.” What would RBG et al. do then?

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