A key leader in the nation’s Democratic Party hierarchy has suggested that it was a waste of time for lawmakers in Florida to try to protect women from men who would secretly give them an abortion pill to murder their unborn child.
The comments came as part of a report by WFSU, which blasted the anti-abortion work of the state lawmakers.
The two bills approved this year include one that would prevent a doctor from aborting an unborn baby beyond 20 weeks of age, and a separate plan that addresses causing the death or injury of an unborn child through an attack on the mother.
The report said that plan was developed because “of a woman dubbed the ‘abortion pill victim’ whose pregnancy was terminated after her ex gave her a pill disguised as an antibiotic.”
DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said, according to the report, that more time should have been spent on accepting federal funds for Medicaid, on jobs and on money issues.
“Instead, Florida Republican lawmakers have wasted taxpayers’ time and money by passing these extreme bills that further limit women’s reproductive rights. It is senseless and it’s wrong,” she said in the interview.
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Joining her in the criticism of the GOP was Rep. Lori Berman, a Lantana Democrat, who said GOP members were out of line in approving the abortion age limit.
“And, then the bill does not contain exceptions for severe fetal abnormalities or incest, so you’ve got a situation where you’re forcing women to carry babies to term and that’s a personal decision between her and her doctor and her family,” she told the station.
At Newsbusters, commentator Tom Blumer wrote, “The foundation for Wasserman Schultz’s opposition sounds eerily like the excuse President Barack Obama gave as an Illinois state senator when he ‘voted down a bill to protect live-born survivors of abortion.’ He claimed, as National Review described it in 2012, that ‘by providing legal protection and ‘recognition as a human person’ for a pre-viable infant, the law could be used to threaten Roe v. Wade.’”
He continued, “In other words, ‘We can’t allow anything to happen which could in any conceivable way recognize the … pre-born baby’s humanity, even if it means that fathers or others can get away with killing an unborn child the mother has chosen to carry to term.’”
He noted, “Thomas Lifson at American Thinker money line: ‘The mind boggles at this war on women.’”
Listen to the interview: