Barbarians at the General Assembly Gate

downs2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.

55 million abortions have been performed in the United States in the last 40 years.

As I noted over at Bearing Drift, Planned Parenthood reported 333,964 abortions in 2011 and $542,000,000 in federal subsidies.

Don’t tell me it’s about women’s health.

It gets worse.

Also over at Bearing Drift, Shaun Kenney writes that Senator Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg) has proposed a bill that would end the heinous practice of the Commonwealth paying for abortions because a child has deformities.

Stop and think for a minute of a precious Down’s Syndrome child (or adult) who has touched your life.
Then brace yourself for this statement by Senator Donald McEachin:

Senator Garrett would force vulnerable women to bring a child tragically incompatible with life into the world.

Please tell us, Senator McEachin, how you define, or heck how YOU determine who is or is not “tragically incompatible with life.”

It. Makes. Me. Nauseous.

On the television show Glee one of the recurring story lines is about Coach Sue (actress Jane Lynch). Sue is the resident evil b**** but she’s humanized by the care of her (now deceased) older sister with Down’s Syndrome. Sue decides to have a baby and the baby has Down’s. Her student assistant side-kick Becky is a young actress with Down’s and she’s one of the sharpest characters on the show.

My wife and I had a child later in life. On the way to do the amniocentesis the doctor asked us if we’d change anything if the results were “bad.” We said no, and cancelled the test. Our healthy, brilliant child turns 13 next month.

At my church, there’s a young girl, maybe 7 or 8 with Down’s. She never passes me without a hug. And my heart melts.

But, to Donald McEachin and the Virginia Senate Democrats?

Tragically. Incompatible. With. Life.

Shaun writes: Eugenics has a dangerous and vile history in Virginia, creating a system where in the 1920s and 1930s the government was forcibly sterilizing human beings on a rate that caught the attention of certain Nazis back in Germany, who studied the “racial hygiene” experiments spearheaded by Margaret Sanger and the radicals at Planned Parenthood.

This, Virginia, is now your Democratic Party.

Talk about “tragically incompatible.”

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