Thursday, March 19, 2015

Despicable filibuster continues at behest of abortion lobby

The editors at the National Review have written about Senate Democrats' decision to filibuster a bill to help sex trafficking victims because the bill doesn’t include abortion funding.

The abortion lobby commands vast amounts of campaign money and other political resources, and Democrats are taking the opportunity to reiterate their fealty to the peculiar breed of monomania that inflicts organizations such as EMILY’s List and NARAL, the latter of which cares so very much about abortion that it excised the word from its name for marketing purposes.

There are thousands of people, overwhelmingly women, who have been brought to this country by human traffickers and are being held as virtual slaves, often (but not exclusively) for the purpose of forcing them into prostitution. These are human beings reduced to the condition of meat, and they need many kinds of help – and the only thing that Harry Reid et al. care about is whether they are eligible under the law for a publicly financed abortion.

This is a ghastly elevation of politics over basic human decency. Specifically, it is an indefensible elevation of Harry Reid’s political interests over those of the most vulnerable among us.