Pro-abortion Democrats bitter that Republicans overcome obstacles to enact pro-life legislation

By Dave Andrusko

This afternoon, Nebraska’s Pro-life Gov. Jim Pillen signed LB 574, the “Let Them Grow Act,” which will protect preborn babies after 12 weeks gestation. This adds another log on the fire, so to speak, to “This Was A Very Bad Week For Abortion Rights And Democracy,” a lament written by pro-abortion Lydia O’Connor.

O’Connor was bemoaning the override of pro-abortion North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the Care for Women, Children and Families Act; passage in the South Carolina House of the Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act; and a large majority of Nebraska’s single-chamber legislature which voted in favor “Let Them Grow Act.”

The subhead to O’Connor’s story was most telling: “Republican lawmakers in Nebraska, North Carolina and South Carolina all found ways to revive restrictive abortion bans in their states.”

There are any number of ways pro-abortionists can attempt to thwart pro-life laws. For example, they can offer hundreds of amendments which have no chance of passing but eat up lots of time as legislatures approach the end of the session.

But it’s overriding vetoes that pose perhaps the greatest challenge. In North Carolina, it required a 3/5 majority.  Gov. Cooper complained about “right wing” Republicans and assured Meet the Press host Chuck Todd that abortion will be “front and center” in the 2024 elections.

The new law is set to take effect on July 1.