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By Dr. James D. Veltmeyer
Special to Valley News 

Democrats are the party of infanticide

 

Last updated 4/19/2019 at 7:08am



Millions of Americans were sickened and appalled in recent months as the left-wing governor of New York signed legislation authorizing abortion up to the moment of birth. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s fellow Democrats cheered lustily as his pen met paper. Similarly, the Democrat governor of Virginia, who claims to be a physician and who ridiculed African Americans while in medical school, spoke casually of allowing an infant to die after delivery as he endorsed legislation in his state which would have permitted abortion after birth. Not to be undone in their rush to embrace infanticide, all but three Democrats in the U.S. Senate voted to reject a bill that would have saved the lives of babies who survived abortions.

As a physician myself and as a father, I can only feel shame for my adopted country where such barbaric actions could take place and where one of our major political parties embraces abortion as a holy sacrament, the all-important ritual of what can only be called a death cult of human sacrifice. Today’s Democrats would make even the Aztecs blush.

The sorry saga of abortion in the United States can be traced to the cultural nihilism of the late 1960s, which led a number of states to liberalize their laws against abortion. Recall that under President John F. Kennedy, abortion was a crime in all 50 states. Former California Gov. Ronald Reagan agonized and agonized over signing the Beilenson Therapeutic Abortion Act in 1967. He finally signed it, very reluctantly and regretted it for the rest of his life. He never envisioned that it would be used to allow abortions for almost any reason a psychiatrist or other mental health “professional” could dream up.

New York followed in 1970.

However, Jan. 22, 1973, was the true day that should live in infamy for anyone who believes in the sanctity of innocent human life. On that day, seven justices on the U.S. Supreme Court – many of them senescent fossils from the Roosevelt and Eisenhower eras – usurped the role of 50 popularly elected state legislatures and imposed their vision of abortion law on the nation through an abomination called Roe v. Wade. Legislating from the bench, Justice Harry Blackmun constructed a complicated framework of trimesters, which he admitted were “arbitrary,” to declare that the so-called “right to privacy” is “broad enough” to encompass a woman killing her unborn baby. It is interesting to note that the “right to privacy” does not actually exist. It is found nowhere in the United States Constitution. Nowhere. It’s one of those things, as President Donald Trump would say, that “they just make up.”  And, this invented “right” has cost the lives of 60 million unborn Americans over the last 45 years, which is about equal to the entire population of Italy. Think of the contribution those 60 million souls would have made to our country and to the world, in terms of math, medicine, science and technology, theatre, the arts and yes, even politics. Their contributions alone to the Social Security system might have made the program solvent.

For today’s socialist Democrats, Jan. 22, 1973, should be a national holiday, possibly as a replacement for Thanksgiving. However, even the Roe v. Wade decision is not anywhere sufficient to satisfy the radical extremists who now control the Democrat Party. Roe only permitted unrestricted abortion in the first trimester but accepted some state limitations in the second and third trimesters. Today’s Democrats want abortion for any reason, at any time, up to the moment of birth and even after birth. This insane agenda of the party is completely off the rails.

Of course, the Democrat Party, which is largely funded by the abortion industry and Planned Parenthood, which sells the body parts of aborted babies in a particularly gruesome fundraiser, wants people to believe it is just a matter of women’s rights. Of course, at least half of the 60 million abortions in this country terminated the lives of baby girls. Women themselves are largely victims of the profitable abortion industry as they are lied to repeatedly to prevent them from understanding the true consequences of their actions and the dangers abortion poses to women’s health, both physical and mental. As a physician, I can state categorically that abortion poses a greater risk to women than delivery, even if it is a complicated delivery or a deformed or disabled child is involved. With the technologies available today, an unborn baby can survive on its own at five months, and there is almost never a threat to a mother’s life by carrying a baby to term.

The socialist Democrats have come full-circle, from a time when abortion was illegal and considered a horrendous crime under their party heroes, Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, to today when they cheer Cuomo and Ralph Northam in signing or endorsing abortion to the moment of birth or after. In adopting their radical pro-abortion program, the socialist Democrats are just one step away from actually forcing abortions on women as they have done for years in Communist China to enforce their draconian “one-child” policy. Especially if Alexandria Ocasio-Big Mouth decrees that future population growth, except through illegal immigration, be stopped as it might contribute to “climate change.”

After all, coercion is what socialism is all about. And, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Queen Alexandria are just contemporary examples of  history’s greatest despots who seek power and control over the rest of us who, once everyone’s firearms are confiscated, will be unable to resist.

Dr. James Veltmeyer is a prominent La Jolla physician voted “Top Doctor” in San Diego County in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017. Veltmeyer can be reached at [email protected]

 

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