Cal Thomas – The real war on women

MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: Today is Thursday, March 12th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Megan Basham.

MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard. Here’s WORLD commentator Cal Thomas with some thoughts about that “war on women” we hear about.

CAL THOMAS, COMMENTATOR: Just when you thought the quality of political rhetoric in Washington could not get any worse, along comes Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to prove otherwise.

At a pro-abortion demonstration outside the Supreme Court last week, Schumer threatened—by name—justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. We’ve already played it for you this week, so I won’t bother doing so again. 

But it was telling that it drew denunciation from Chief Justice John Roberts and even liberals such as Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe, who called Schumer’s comments “inexcusable.” 

Well, it might also be illegal. There is a law prohibiting, among other things, verbal threats against federal officials. It is known in the legal community as 18 U.S.C. (United States Code) Section 351. It states that it is a felony to threaten “all Federal employees … when such threat is done with intent to impede, intimidate, or interfere with” such federal employee “while engaged in the performance of official duties, or with intent to retaliate against” such federal employee.

It would seem to me that Schumer’s comments qualify—especially since they did not come on the Senate floor, where senators enjoy immunity. 

Schumer also resurrected the “war on women” label that Democrats have used in the past, hoping, no doubt, to scare suburban women especially into voting for Democratic candidates.

But the real war on women is coming from the abortion industry. Since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, 61 million babies have had their lives snuffed out before taking their first breath. 

Some politicians are fine with allowing babies to be killed when they are fully viable, and even in some cases should they survive an abortion. Forty-one Democratic senators voted against the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.” It’s a bill that “would have required doctors to provide standard medical care to newborn infants who survive abortion procedures,” but it could not get the necessary 60-vote majority in order to pass.

Rarely do we hear about the many women who have regretted their abortions. Those women often say they would have made a different choice had they seen a sonogram of their baby and been given more information about available alternatives.

As Senator James Lankford predicted in a floor speech, “There will be a day we will look back on this season in American history and we will say: what were we thinking?” 

I’m Cal Thomas.

(Senate TV via AP) Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks on the Senate floor, Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the Capitol in Washington.

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