By Dave Andrusko
Say this for The New York Times, itknows who its opposition is, the women and men who will fight for the lives of unborn babies with passion and shrewdness in season and out of season.
Saturday’s editorial was primarily about a different dimension to the abortion battle but here’s what the editorial board wrote about the House of Representatives:
The new Republican majority will soon wield power in the House of Representatives, and despite the divisions over their choice of a speaker, make no mistake: They are bent on stymieing not only President Biden’s agenda, but also efforts to protect the constitutional rights of Americans that have been whittled away by the Supreme Court and Republican-led states. Among those rights is the freedom of reproductive choice and bodily autonomy for women, which fell with the court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade last June.
“Reproductive choice and bodily autonomy for women.” Geez, they mean abortion, right? Of course. The Times actually uses the “A” word later in the editorial but prefers wrapping abortion in euphemisms and the language of “rights.”
CBS News’s Melissa Quinn put it even more bluntly:
The new year brings with it a new Congress that is set to convene Tuesday, kicking off two years of divided government and resistance for President Biden from a GOP-controlled House intent on thwarting his agenda
NRL President Carol Tobias congratulated Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on his election as Speaker of the House of Representatives. She said
Speaker McCarthy’s leadership in the House as Minority Leader showed his commitment to the right to life and he has made it clear that advancing the right to life and protecting women and their unborn children will be a priority in the 118th Congress.
Speaker McCarthy will stand up to President Biden and the pro-abortion Democrats who have reversed protective pro-life policies and have worked to make unlimited abortion the law of the land.
We look forward to working with the House leadership team led by Speaker McCarthy.
As McCarthy raised his right hand to take the oath of office, the Dean of the House of Representatives, Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY), asked him, “Do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you’re about to enter. So help you God?”
“Congratulations and Godspeed,” Rogers then said.”
“The new speaker then administered the same oath to the members of Congress present in the chamber,” John Waage reported. “Afterwards, lawmakers hugged and shook hands as a prelude to the start of the 2023-24 session.”