Resolution Celebrates Abortion Providers

Resolution Celebrates Abortion Providers

Three pro-abortion members of Congress have introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives that would recognize “Abortion Provider Appreciation Day” annually on March 10. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Sen. Gary Peters (D-Michigan) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Massachusetts) unveiled the resolution on March 7 to “stand in solidarity and honor the work of abortion care providers.”

The resolution references the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade in the 2022 Dobbs decision, calling it “erroneous” and saying the decision unleashed “devastation on an already precarious abortion access landscape.”

Abortion providers, the resolution says, help ensure that all “individuals who can become pregnant” are able to make their own decisions about their bodies and pregnancies. It says that abortionists should be celebrated for their “courage, compassion and dedication to their work.”

Mary Szoch, director of the Center for Human Dignity at Family Research Council, spoke in opposition to the resolution. “By designating a day to honor abortionists, Senators Hirono and Peters and Representative Pressley are choosing to honor the very people who are responsible for killing over 63 million babies—the future of America,” she said. “The idea that the people who brutally tear apart unborn babies are somehow brave is absolutely ridiculous.”

Szoch highlighted misinformation propagated by the abortion lobby, which often cites abortion bans as prohibiting lifesaving intervention for pregnant mothers: “The assertion that abortionists provide ‘lifesaving care’ is simply a lie. … If a procedure is done to save the life of a mother and her unborn baby dies as the result, the whole community mourns. The intent and the action of this procedure was not an abortion. Because of this, state laws around the country allow physicians to perform an action to save the life of the mother—even those where the unborn child regrettably dies.”

The resolution states at the end, “Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That Congress … lauds communities across the United States who are proud to be home to abortion providers and clinic staff”; commits to protecting abortion providers and their abilities to provide “the essential care their patients need”; and condemns the “devastating” and “threatening” Dobbs decision.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) led a hearing called “Investigating the Black Market of Baby Organ Harvesting” that presented testimonies and evidence that Planned Parenthood allegedly participates in the illegal sale of fetal body parts, some of which are used for scientific experimentation.

“The biggest change that needs to be made is: There should be no baby slaughtered in their mother’s womb or partially born and slaughtered barbarically for their body to be sold,” Greene said. “I can’t imagine any American disagreeing with that.”

The final point in the March 7 resolution makes the abortion industry’s goal clear: “That Congress … declares a vision for a future where access to abortion is liberated from restrictions and bans universally, and affirms the commitment of Congress to working toward this goal in partnership with providers, patients, advocates, and their communities.”

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