Some criticism from Democrats in this morning’s Washington Post after State Senator Siobhan Dunnavant tries to thread the needle on IUDs, rightly calling them what they are — an abortifacient.
Of course, this doesn’t make the anti-science, pro-abortion Democrats happy, namely one Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam who is desperate to get any traction after having watched former Congressman Tom Perriello eat his lunch for the past month:
“What I heard last week was a legislator that stood up and said contraceptives, namely IUDs, cause abortions,” said Northam, who is a pediatric neurologist. “It’s disingenuous and it’s offering inaccurate medical information to say that IUDs cause abortions, and we need to stop shaming women, making them think that the contraceptives that we have available in 2017 cause abortions.”
Small problem: By definition, an intrauterine device (IUD) is an abortifacient because it procures an abortion after fertilization occurs.
Dunnavant was in some small part trying to throw a bone to the pro-abortion progressives in the State Senate by offering a compromise — delineating between family planning via chemical contraception (barriers) and methods that remove a pregnancy after fertilization occurs.
Of course, as a Catholic? Dunnavant (and many others) are opposed to both, so Dunnavant’s ability to maximize her reach with this olive branch is a sign of bi-partisanship — one that quite honestly, goes against her Catholic principles in an interest of being a good public steward (though I would heartily disagree with the half-measure myself).
…but that doesn’t matter to pro-abortion Democrats.
For a political movement that celebrates abortion, progressive Democrats sure are numb to how deaf they truly sound on their abortion uber alles stance.
Pro-lifers are constantly asking whether the progressives are “pro-choice” or merely “pro-abortion” — and it is instances such as these that demonstrate that a Democratic Party held in thrall to the abortion industry? Is always going to sell abortion as a positive good no matter whom the practice harms.