Democratic witnesses during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this week gushed over abortion as an “act of love” and “self-care.”
The hearing was aimed at discussing abortion and the legal consequence of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned landmark case Roe v. Wade, effectively kicking back abortion restrictions to the state.
“Abortion is healthcare,” said Sarah Lopez, an abortion storyteller for pro-abortion group We Testify. “My abortion was the best decision I ever made, and an act of self-love.”
House Oversight Democrat abortion witness:
"My abortion was the best decision I ever made. It was an act of self love." pic.twitter.com/f35DJ7RNuk
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 13, 2022
The Blaze’s Allie Beth Stuckey, a pro-life advocate, was one of the politicos who reacted to the testimony.
“‘My abortion was an act of self-love.’ She’s correct,” Stuckey said. “She loved herself, her convenience, and her comfort so much that she was willing to kill her child for them. That’s why the Bible says godless people in the end days will be ‘lovers of self.'”
“My abortion was an act of self-love.” She’s correct. She loved herself, her convenience, and her comfort so much that she was willing to kill her child for them. That’s why the Bible says godless people in the end days will be “lovers of self.” pic.twitter.com/4NuLX5LTgo
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) July 13, 2022
In another shocking moment from the hearing, Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Colleen P. McNicholas called abortion an “act of love.”
“Abortion is normal. It is an act of love. And it fundamentally is healthcare,” said McNicholas, who serves as a chief medical officer at the abortion business.
The Heritage foundation slammed the doctor. “This abortion advocate claims abortion is an ‘act of love,'” the group said. “Abortion ends an innocent human life and is the opposite of health care. Lying does not make it so.”
This abortion advocate claims abortion is an "act of love."
Abortion ends an innocent human life and is the opposite of health care. Lying does not make it so. pic.twitter.com/LO3GMNLgsQ
— Heritage Foundation (@Heritage) July 12, 2022
Other Democratic witnesses refused to name any limits on abortion that they supported, instead asserting that “abortion is healthcare.”
During the hearing on Tuesday, GOP Senator Josh Hawley (MO) notably had a contentious exchange with abortion rights advocate and University of California at Berkeley Law professor Khiara Bridges, who refused to say only women can get pregnant and condemned Hawley as “transphobic,” The Daily Wire reported.
“Many women, cis women, have the capacity for pregnancy; many cis women do not have the capacity for pregnancy,” Bridges claimed. “There are also trans men who are capable of pregnancy as well as non-binary people who are capable of pregnancy.”
“I want to recognize that your line of questioning is transphobic … and it opens up trans people to violence by not recognizing them,” the professor charged, later adding that Hawley was “denying that trans people exist and pretending not to know that they exist.”