Presidential politics, Supreme Court cases, and Democrats playing up to Planned Parenthood

By Dave Andrusko

I was going to write a separate story about the exit today of pro-abortion Sen. Kamala Harris (Ca.) from the ranks of Democrats running for President but decided to make it part of a three-in-one post.

Harris’s meteoric rise (for bashing a hapless Joe Biden) and dazzling flameout (for a gazillion reasons) remind us, as if we needed reminding, that presidential campaigns always chew up a boatload of wannabes along the way.

Harris attributed her early departure to money problems. But, in fact, after the first flush of comparisons to Barack Obama (both are Black and drew large early crowds), it became obvious to anyone listening to the debates or watching her appearances on Sunday talk shows there was no there there.

I was also going to write a separate story about how “More than 350 lawyers and legal professionals who had abortions filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court Monday as part of the latest landmark abortion case,” according to Alexandra Svokos of ABC News. As NRL News Today readers know, June Medical Services vs. Gee, to be argued in March, is a challenge to a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.

But [] the 66 page amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) is just a rehash/rip-off of a PR ploy surrounding a 2016 Supreme Court case.

“For the 2016 case, Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt, a number of women, including over 110 legal professionals, also participated in filing amicus briefs,” Svokos reported. In both stunts, the intent was to make the case that without the ability to have annihilated their unborn children, they couldn’t have become legal hotshots, including “lawyers working in the highest echelons of government.”

What could have been a third separate story comes from the campaign of pro-abortion Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) who visited the University of Iowa Monday. It’s more hokum but indicative of Warren’s deep and abiding faith in and alliance with Planned Parenthood.

Adam Ford tells us

At a town hall in Iowa City on the campus of the University of Iowa Monday, 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren vowed to wear her “pink Planned Parenthood scarf” when she is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States:

A woman in the crowd asked Warren what her plans are to “make reproductive health care easily accessible to all women.”

Warren replied:

“I made the decision when Donald Trump was elected — I decided I would go to the inauguration … but it was important to me what I wore. I’ll tell you what I wore: I wore my scarf that has in big letters on it embroidered, ‘Planned Parenthood.’ And then the next day I showed up at [the Women’s March]; I spoke and I wore my pink Planned Parenthood scarf. Now that’s two, so here’s my plan for number three: I’m gonna be wearing that scarf when I’m sworn as president of the United States.”

Raucous cheering ensued and a good time was had by all. Two quick thoughts.

First, Warren is trying to regain her lost “mojo,” according to Natasha Korecki of Politico:

Elizabeth Warren’s star is starting to dim in Iowa.

In a state where fortunes can change on a dime, Pete Buttigieg has seized the momentum in recent weeks as Warren has slipped. Top Iowa Democrats attribute the shift to the scrutiny Warren is receiving as a frontrunner —including attacks from her rivals — as well as her struggles defending her plan to remake the nation’s health care system.

Second, her semi-fall from grace is not for lack of support for abortion on demand , and then some.

Warren “is an ally of Planned Parenthood who has called abortion safer than tonsillectomies and suggested that late-term abortions can be ‘act[s] of mercy’ for disabled children,” writes Calvin Freiburger. “During the campaign, she has framed supporting abortion as necessary to being an ‘ally of women’ and refused to acknowledge any cutoff point for legal abortion, which she wants codified by federal law.”

On reflection, it does seem one story is plenty enough for three examples of Democrats infatuation with killing unborn babies.

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