At Wednesday’s Republican primary debate, abortion was a key issue as expected, with Republican candidates voicing their opposition to the practice.
However, the topic has been gaining traction on social media due to a statement by former Barack Obama aide Jen Psaki who declared that “No one supports abortion up until birth.”
The claim has since been met with an influx of evidence that contradicts her statement and further undermines her credibility.
Her party, she was scolded, actually has been known to support abortion AFTER birth.
— Ashley St. Clair (@stclairashley) August 24, 2023
The Biden administration has made a concerted effort to advance abortion rights in federal law, rule and policy worldwide.
This has raised concerns among conservative politicians such as Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis, who have noted the extreme stance that Democrats are taking on the issue of abortion.
The latest example of this is the effort to rewrite a pro-life law providing for workplace accommodations for pregnant women by including a requirement that employers fund abortion.
Haley charged, “I would love for someone to ask Biden and Kamala Harris: Are they for 38 weeks, are they for 39 weeks, are they for 40 weeks? Because that’s what the media needs to be asking.”
DeSantis’ question was: “What the Democrats are trying to do on this issue is wrong – to allow abortion all the way up to the moment of birth.”
Twitchy noted those comments “must have hit pretty close to the mark because Democrats immediately jumped up to deny they’re as radical on the issue of abortion as everybody knows they are.”
No one supports abortion up until birth.
— Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) August 24, 2023
She was IMMEDIATELY corrected:
Yes, they do. And they’re all democrats. https://t.co/ek3f4fJvMb
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) August 24, 2023
Here is Jen Psaki pushing for support for the "Women's Health Protection Act," which would have legalized abortion in America up until the moment of birth. https://t.co/018Ezc3dFb pic.twitter.com/IRKKs4fCzb
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) August 24, 2023
In Colorado, where the governor is a staunch advocate of abortion rights, lawmakers recently passed a law that strips unborn babies of any legal protection.
This legislative move has been met with criticism from even the most extreme proponents of abortion rights for not going far enough in their promotion of abortion access.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) August 24, 2023
— Delano Squires (@DelanoSquires) August 24, 2023
46 Democrat Senators voted for it on Feb. 28, 2022 https://t.co/jPHDGCu1vT
— John Hasson (@SonofHas) August 24, 2023
Pro-abortion Democrats Robert Reich and Al Franken responded in a way that suggests Republicans “may be on point,” according to Twitchy.
Franken said, “No one is trying to allow abortions right up to birth,” and Reich, “There is no such thing as ‘abortion all the way up to the moment of birth.’”
Commentator Guy Benson expressed interest in more information from Democrats.
Really? What limitations does your party support? https://t.co/Fzm8G73aT8
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) August 24, 2023