Democrats’ abortion rhetoric darkens as they talk about the poor
Democrats hope abortion can be the issue that will save their majorities in Congress, to the point that some are even trying to portray it as good for the economy.
But the arguments that killing unborn children is necessary in a dire economy created by Democratic policies are as gruesome as they sound.
Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) was the latest to show how poorly thought out this talking point is. Appearing on MSNBC, Porter used inflation as an argument for abortion. Inflation and abortion “reinforce each other,” Porter said, and people “need to be able to control the number of mouths they’re going to have to feed.”
Democratic Rep. Katie Porter says #Bidenflation “to strenghten[s]”the ‘need’ of abortion.
“The fact that we’re seeing this spike in spending…paying more at the grocery store, paying more at the pump, paying more for housing is a reason” for the abortion. pic.twitter.com/jVjuzXRhPz
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 12, 2022
As the price of food and gasoline rises, more people need to be able to kill their unborn children. It’s very much the sequel to Jonathan Swift’s satirical “modest proposal,” except Porter was entirely sincere. “The fact that things like inflation can happen,” Porter said, is proof that abortion must be legal throughout nine months of pregnancy, with no restrictions and no conscience protection for doctors and nurses who oppose it.
This is the same talking point trotted out by the Biden administration. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has singled out poor black women as those most in need of abortion – the implication being that the poorest women cannot succeed if they are unable to rid themselves of their unborn children. Yellen also said “kids are going to grow up poor and do worse themselves,” which is quite the point when addressing Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC).
CHILLS. @Senator TimScott delivers stunning rebuke to Janet Yellen claiming black women need abortions to succeed: “I will just say that as a guy raised by a black woman in abject poverty, I’m grateful to be here as a United States Senator.”
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) May 10, 2022
The Democratic Party’s message that women (and “people who give birth”) cannot have fulfilling or successful lives without abortion focuses particularly on the poor. Poor women are doomed if they cannot walk into an abortion clinic and have their unborn child removed piece by piece. Poor children have no value and are condemned to remain in poverty all their lives. Better if society just doesn’t have to deal with it, the Democratic Party would have you believe.
The Democratic rhetoric on abortion is already dark, as they attempt to hide the horrific nature of the issue behind soft euphemisms. When they try to link this to economics, an issue they wade through, this dark rhetoric starts to sound a lot like eugenics. Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger would be proud.