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Sickening Language on Abortion from Ariana Kelly
It should be illegal to kill a child. But Democrats want to make it not only legal, but easy too.
It isn’t often that you read something so inflammatory and infuriating in a General Assembly preview piece, by it happened this morning in the Sun.
Bryn Stole writes on the topic of abortion becoming an issue in the upcoming General Assembly Session:
The renewed national battle over abortion rights — fueled by legal challenges before the U.S. Supreme Court that could allow major restrictions on abortion access in conservative states — could reverberate in Maryland. State voters enshrined the right to abortion into law in the 1990s, but several Democratic lawmakers said it’s time to pass measures expanding affordable access to abortion procedures.
Republican opponents like Sen. Bryan Simonaire of Anne Arundel County, the GOP leader in the Senate, dismissed efforts to renew the issue as mostly a political stunt to fire up supporters. Abortion is a well-settled issue in Maryland and not currently under fire.
But Democrats note that two-thirds of Maryland counties don’t have a clinic providing abortions.
“The legal right to abortion is not the same as having access to abortion,” said Del. Ariana B. Kelly, a Montgomery County Democrat who’s co-sponsoring legislation on the issue. The question isn’t about whether abortion is legal in the state, Kelly noted, but whether it’s “affordable and safe without having to wait a long time and without having to drive too far.”
Democrats also want to make sure Maryland laws and regulations reflect changes in medical practice during the nearly three decades since state lawmakers last took up the issue.
Ariana Kelly, who is probably most famous for her indecent exposure and trespassing arrest in 2015, is the poster child for how radicalized Democrats on the abortion issue.
For one thing, one of the statistics that Kelly uses is misleading. It says that two-thirds of the counties do not have a clinic. That is not the same metric as counties that do not have a provider
It appears that Kelly is parroting the data provided by the radically pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute. That notes that as of 2017 Maryland had 44 abortion providers. But that also noted that only 29% of Maryland women lived in a county that did not have access to a clinic. Presumably those numbers would be even lower when you count providers in addition to clinics.
Of course, 44 abortion providers in Maryland is still 44 too many.
Guttmacher also noted that 29,000 abortions took place in Maryland in 2017. 29,000 innocent children killed. That’s roughly 0.5% of Maryland’s population just in 2017 alone.
For years, Democrats pretended that their idea of protecting abortion was to make abortion “safe, legal, and rare.” That’s the language Bill Clinton used during his first campaign for President in 1992. But as you can see from Kelly’s language, that just isn’t good enough for modern Democrats. They want it be safe, legal, and convenient, and cheap.
There is a certain irony in that Democrats want to make it easy and cheap to get an abortion that kills an innocent child, but want to make it hard to obtain a firearm that a parent may use to protect an innocent child from harm. The juxtaposition is stark.
It should be illegal to kill a child. But Democrats want to make it not only legal, but easy too. And that is morally repulsive in ways that words truly can’t describe.