Sen. Kamala Harris appeared at a Planned Parenthood event on Friday night as part of the weekend festivities for the California Democratic Party convention, and to fire up the crowd she told a whopper about Alabama pro-lifers and their commitment to babies once they are born.
The DC Examiner reports:
Alabama lawmakers who pushed the state’s strict anti-abortion measure don’t really care about the children they claim to be protecting, said Sen. Kamala Harris.
In this fight, we know we are on the side of right,” the Democratic presidential candidate said late Friday during a California Democratic Convention sideline event hosted by Planned Parenthood. “Those folks down in Alabama who are doing this, these are the same folks who, by the time that baby is born, they couldn’t care less. What are they doing to support that mother and what she needs in terms of prenatal help? They’re not doing a thing, but they’re trying to tell women what to do with their bodies. We’re going to tell them a thing or two,” the California senator, appearing confident in her home state, told the crowd of about 800 gathered at Mezzanine, a trendy live music venue in San Francisco, Calif.
This is an oft-repeated claim from Democrats and their feminist allies – that pro-lifers only care about babies before they are born, but care nothing about them once they are.
It’s not true at all, but the pro-choice movement has never let a little thing like the facts get in the way of their agenda.
In Alabama’s case specifically, just last year the state announced record adoption numbers:
A record number of children from Alabama’s foster care system found permanent homes during the 2018 fiscal year, Gov. Kay Ivey announced today.
There were 710 foster children adopted during the year that ended Sept. 30, up from 509 in fiscal year 2017 and 502 in 2016. The previous record was 676 foster children adopted in fiscal year 2009, according to the Alabama Department of Human Resources, which oversees the foster care system.
“It sends a strong, wonderful message to all the foster care children in our state,” Ivey said at a news conference at the Capitol, where she posed for photos with children and their families.
Ivey also made an important pro-life point just shortly after she signed Alabama’s fetal heartbeat bill into law last month. In response to a journalist’s biased question about born babies, here’s what Ivey said:
.@Jerickaduncan: "Where is the money coming from to support people who aren't ready to be mothers or aren't financially stable to take care of a child?"
AL Gov. Kay Ivey: "You simply cannot defer protecting lives of unborn children because of cost." https://t.co/kJHfA8NgZk pic.twitter.com/SAUw9hI3Xv
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) May 15, 2019
In addition to the record adoption rates in Alabama, pro-life groups across the country (like Louisiana’s Right to Life group, for example) make adoption, pregnancy, and post-birth support focal points of their mission. They work with colleges, churches, women’s shelters, and state legislatures alike to better inform women of their options, and to find ways to make the foster care and adoption processes less complicated.
In contrast, pro-choice groups actively work to suppress the rights of pro-life groups to do their work in informing the public about what they do, and what the options are for pregnant women.
In spite of the left’s talking points on this issue, the reality of it is this: While Democrats, pro-abortion groups, and their mainstream media friendlies work tirelessly to dehumanize the unborn and demonize pro-lifers, pro-life activists are busy on the ground doing the hard work of supporting and educating women and men alike on this issue, and changing hearts and minds one person at a time.
This is not the work of people who “couldn’t care less” about born babies.
—Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter.–