Congressman Cline’s accusation that the “progressive left” embraces “infanticide” is as ridiculous as President Trump’s claim that the “Democrat position on abortion is now so extreme that they don’t mind executing babies AFTER birth….”
But this is not just harmless political grandstanding; it’s dangerous. Events in recent decades have taught us that inflammatory language about “baby killing” can move some people to act in criminal and even murderous ways.
Cline and Trump reacted after Senate Democrats blocked a Republican-backed measure called the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
Virginia’s Democratic Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine were among the Senators opposing the bill. As Warner posted on Twitter:
And Kaine noted: