Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Congressman Gary Peters co-sponsors federal legislation to allow abortion without limits up until birth

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee recently held a hearing on a bill (S. 1696) which would overturn numerous prolife laws on the state level including a number of laws in Michigan, including our informed consent law and our law which regulates and requires inspections of abortion clinics.

As National Right to Life Committee President Carol Tobias testified at the hearing, “This bill is really about just one thing: it seeks to strip away from elected lawmakers the ability to provide even the most minimal protections for unborn children, at any stage of their pre-natal development,” Tobias told the committee. “Calling the bill the ‘Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act’ would be more in line with truth-in-advertising standards.”

The House version of the bill is H.R. 3471 and is currently co-sponsored by three Michigan representatives, including Congressman Gary Peters.  H.R. 3471 and S. 1696 attempt to outlaw states from regulating abortion.  It’s designed to prevent duly-elected state lawmakers from enacting laws to regulate abortionists and abortion clinics.  

This means Congressman Peters wants to allow abortionists to operate with impunity. 

In Michigan, we’ve seen the horrific effects of not properly regulating abortion clinics and abortionists.
Operating room in Alexander's clinic (via

In Muskegon, the abortion clinic of abortionist Robert Alexander was closed in December of 2012 by the Muskegon Fire Department.  The only reason authorities went into the clinic was because a broken rear door was reported.  After police noticed “dried bloody handprints on the ultrasound machine and smears and blood splatters on the walls and floors throughout the business” and a host of other unsanitary conditions, the Fire Department and building code inspectors were brought in to inspect and found the building was unsafe.  

After Alexander’s clinic was closed, WOOD TV 8 did a number of investigative reports into Alexander and his clinic, including interviewing former patients and staff. 

The filthy condition of Alexander’s abortion clinic is clear evidence of what can happen when abortionists are not regulated and given the complete trust and self-rule that Congressman Peters would give them.

When the “good-faith medical judgment” of abortionists is given the final say on when an unborn child is viable and on what is considered providing care, you get abortionists like Robert Alexander and Kermit Gosnell performing post-viability abortions in horrific conditions.