TODAY: OB-GYN Rebuts Pro-Abortion Dems in Senate Hearing

For Immediate Release: June 12, 2024 Contact: [email protected] | View Newsroom

 Democrats Show Their Extremism in Month of Fearmongering

Washington, D.C. – Democrats on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action, and Federal Rights will hold a hearing criticizing protections for babies in the womb advanced by nearly half the country after the landmark Dobbs Supreme Court decision. The hearing, titled “Crossing the Line: Abortion Bans and Interstate Travel for Care After Dobbs,” will take place today at 2:00 p.m. EDT. U.S. Representative Claudia Tenney (R-NY) and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) will participate in a one-to-one member panel followed by a witness panel. Ingrid Skop, M.D., FACOG, will testify, as will Professor Carter Snead, director of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Skop is vice president and director of medical affairs for Charlotte Lozier Institute, leveraging more than 30 years’ experience as a practicing OB-GYN to support research and policies that respect the dignity of every human life. Skop will say in her testimony:
“As an obstetrician, I have been privileged to care for two patients, balancing the needs of both mom and baby. My care remains unchanged since Texas began protecting unborn life. We hear frequent claims that pro-life laws prevent care of life-threatening pregnancy complications, requiring women to travel out of state. This is blatantly false. All state laws allow doctors to use our ‘reasonable medical judgment’ to determine if an abortion is necessary in an emergency.”
Ahead of the hearing, Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser slammed the Democrats, saying:
“Women deserve the truth that pro-life laws protect both mothers and their babies, not fearmongering and dangerous misinformation from the Democrats. The abortion industry puts profits before the safety and well-being of women and girls, even facilitating the trafficking of minors across state lines for abortions without their parents’ knowledge or consent. Instead of seeking common-ground solutions to put women and children first, the Democrats are obsessed with pushing abortion on demand with no limits, even in the second and third trimesters when babies in the womb can feel pain. While they lie about their agenda and deny the reality of late-term abortions, pro-life advocates will work tirelessly to expose their extremism.”
Backed by President Biden and co-sponsored by every Democrat on the subcommittee, the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act goes beyond Roe v. Wade and would impose no-limits abortion on demand at any point in pregnancy, in all 50 states. Democrats and their witnesses often claim that late-term abortions don’t happen, but cases like the D.C. Five – the five babies whose bodies were recovered after being brutally aborted at a Washington, D.C. late-term abortion facility – show otherwise. SBA Pro-Life America is tracking the pro-abortion extremism of the Biden-Harris administration at sbaprolife.org/biden-harris.

Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is a network of more than one million pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.

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