Cynthia Allen in the FORT WORTH Star-Telegram on February 14. During an MSNBC town hall on abortion rights last weekend, Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders was asked if he thought there was room in his party for pro-lifers. His response? “No. Being pro-choice is an absolutely essential part of being a Democrat,” he said. His comments were predictable, even banal for those of us who have witnessed the progressive left normalizing and quite literally celebrating the destruction of humans in their earliest stages of existence. But they have to come as quite a shock to the millions of Americans who vote Democratic but identify as pro-life. There are about 21 million of them.
Democrats walked off the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates Tuesday after a pastor delivered an invocation urging them to protect the “unborn” and to uphold “biblical, traditional marriage.”
The six-minute prayer by African American pastor Robert M. Grant Jr. of The Father’s Way Church in Warrenton, Va., eventually was cut off by House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, a Democrat, who gaveled the prayer to a close and began citing the Pledge of Allegiance. Christian Headlines 2/12/2020
The Senate Judiciary Committee is debating a bill that would protect babies who survive abortions.
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) sponsored the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
“This hearing is not about overturning Roe v. Wade. In fact, this hearing is not actually about limiting access to abortion at all,” he said, according to CBN. “This hearing isn’t a debate about third-trimester, or second-trimester, or first-trimester abortion. This hearing is about making sure that every newborn baby has a fighting chance—whether she’s born in a labor and delivery ward or whether she’s born in an abortion clinic.”
Envolve, a conservative online newsletter, published an article about Virginia’s new policy agenda since the state legislature is now Democratic majority instead of the more conservative Republican party. Of course the governor is also very liberal.
Virginia lawmakers passed legislation in both chambers of the state legislature that would allow illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses, a consequence of the state capitol’s newly minted Democratic majority. Amid a rush before the end of the Virginia General Assembly’s “crossover” deadline on Tuesday, lawmakers in both the state Senate and the House of Delegates passed separate bills allowing undocumented immigrants to legally drive on the state’s roadways.
Newly-empowered Democrats have been busy this legislative session, passing a slate of progressive bills that include new abortion and LGBT rights, collective bargaining for unions, marijuana decriminalization and other legislative activity. Virginia Democrats also passed a package of gun control measures, including a ban on the sale of “assault weapons.”
The Wall Street Journal reported The Senate passed a resolution blocking President Trump from using military force against Iran without congressional authorization, in the latest bipartisan effort on Capitol Hill to rein in presidential war-making powers. The resolution passed the GOP-controlled Senate, despite opposition from Mr. Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Democratic-controlled House has indicated it will take up the resolution, which doesn’t prevent the U.S. from responding in the event of an attack.