First, New Yorkers cheer and applaud as their state enacts a law to allow abortion up until the time of birth, and declares a person as “a human being who is born and alive.”

This week, a Virginia delegate proposed a bill that would allow an abortion to occur up until birth, even when the pregnant woman already is dilating and in the birth process. Watch the proponent of the legislation answer the key question: So how late in the third trimester would you be able to do that? (click on image below)

Then watch the Virginia Governor defend the bill . . . and promote infanticide (click on image below):

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-KS) expressed the outrage felt by many to National Review:

“This is morally repugnant,” Sasse said of Northam’s comments. “In just a few years pro-abortion zealots went from ‘safe, legal, and rare’ to ‘keep the newborns comfortable while the doctor debates infanticide.’ I don’t care what party you’re from — if you can’t say that it’s wrong to leave babies to die after birth, get the hell out of public office.”

Similarly, Senator McSally condemned the Virginia Governor’s remarks:

Unfortunately, this really isn’t news.

It’s been known for years that pro-choice really means pro-abortion at any stage of pregnancy for any reason. It’s also been clear since the Roe and Doe v. Bolton decisions 46 years ago that one could have an abortion up until the time of delivery if health-of-the-mother reasons could be manufactured. We’ve often said that a woman could be in one hospital room desperately trying to save her baby’s life while a woman next door could be ending her baby’s life legally and with medical assistance.

The news is the openness with which the pro-abortion community is expressing their real views.

And, thankfully many Americans are waking up to the reality of abortion-on-demand is very close to infanticide. The Christian news satire website, Babylon Bee, spoke truth not satire when its headline read, “In Rare Moment of Honesty, Democrats Finally Admit They Support Infanticide.”

Pro-Abortion Bills Introduced in the Arizona Legislature:

While Arizona Democrats have yet to introduce the New York or Virginia measures, they’ve come very close as they file bills to repeal many of Arizona’s pro-life laws. The proposed bill show a lack of regard for women’s health and safety in addition to a denial of the humanity of the preborn child.

For example, pending legislation would:

  • Make clear that abortion clinics can perform abortions during the first, second, or third trimester
  • Allow a person to require a woman to obtain an abortion as a provision in a contract or as a condition of employment
  • Allow non-doctors to perform abortions
  • Require taxpayer-funding of abortions
  • Use taxpayer monies at state universities and community colleges for abortion training
  • Repeal regulations for chemical abortions
  • Repeal regulations of abortion clinics
  • Allow almost anyone to provide parental consent for a minor to have an abortion if they qualified as a “counselor”
  • Allow women to receive the abortion pill via telemedicine, meaning the woman would be in one location while the doctor or non-doctor is in another
  • Reduce protections for babies that survive an abortion, including the requirement of abortion clinics to have equipment to help them
  • Remove requirement of abortion clinics to inform a woman who expresses regret after taking the first abortion pill that it is not always effective and that she needs to go to a doctor
  • Remove requirement for abortion clinics to post a sign that it is illegal to force a woman to have an abortion
  • Repeal the requirement for an ultrasound to be performed prior to any abortion and the one giving the mother the opportunity to see the ultrasound and hear the baby’s heartbeat
  • Ensure Planned Parenthood and other abortion entities continue to receive federal Title X dollars
  • Roll back abortion reporting data
  • Lessen penalties for abortion clinics if they do not report abortion data to DHS
  • Hinder the efforts of pregnancy resource centers to serve women facing crisis pregnancies
  • Provide tax credits for donations to non-profit organizations that provide abortions
  • Require “an entity whose articles of incorporation clearly state that it is a religiously motivated organization and whose religious beliefs are central to the organization’s operating principles” to provide a contract that covers all contraceptive methods for its employees

Then, of course, there’s the proposed ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to enshrine abortion rights in the U.S. Constitution.

You will hear from me over and over again between now and November 2020 that New York and Virginia could happen in Arizona if we don’t renew and expand our efforts to defend life for preborn babies and their mothers. The margins are extremely close in our current legislature.

I’ve sent you this email from our CAP Action. Our effort to rebuild a strong pro-life majority in the Arizona Legislature starts this year. To make a non-tax deductible donation for those efforts, click here. Help us keep Arizona the number one prolife state in the nation and not the next New York, California, or Virginia.

ICYMI – Latest News & Articles of Interest

  • President Trump criticizes Virginia governor’s infanticide comments.
  • Albert Mohler discusses Virginia abortion bill and governor’s comments on The Briefing.