As millions of Americans express horror over New York’s legalization of abortion up to the moment of birth – and at efforts to enact similar laws in other states – the Big Abortion lobby needs to really have its ducks in order. After all, it takes a special kind of politician to openly defend infanticide. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) is available for delicate moments such as this.
Murray almost single-handedly torpedoed a Republican attempt to mandate that medical care be given to infants born alive during botched abortions. The veteran Dem senator kept to the usual script as she criticized the proposal in a tweet:
“Republicans scheduled a show vote on *another* bill attacking women’s rights & health—which leading medical groups have said should never become law. Democrats will stand w/ women, doctors, nurses, & everyone who truly cares about women’s health & rights & make sure it doesn’t.”
Carrying water for this industry is nothing new for Murray. In 2018, she voted against an effort to ban abortions after 20 weeks. “It goes against the Constitution, against medical experts, and against the rights of women across the country,” she scolded.
No doubt Murray’s own personal convictions come into play here but the senator has greatly added incentive to speak out: Major abortion lobbying donors have bankrolled her political career for years.
EMILY’s List is one of the most powerful PACs in America today. Despite a common – and no doubt intentional – misperception, it is not just designed to put women in office. Rather, it is expressly devoted to championing abortion. “EMILY’s List isn’t just about funding elections to get women elected,” its mission statement explains. “Our focus is on putting the right pro-choice Democratic women into office who will balance the face of the government, and make decisions that really improve societies across the country.”
This heavyweight group donated just under $300,000 to Murray from 2005 through 2016, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. With that kind of long-term largesse flowing into her coffers, is it any wonder she can be counted on to publicly stand for the deaths of living babies outside of the womb?
EMILY’s List has poured money into the campaigns of several other prominent female members of Congress. Newly elected Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) received a staggering $566,543 from EMILY’s List in the 2018 cycle alone, and the money was well spent. Rosen opposed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act while serving in the House.
Also new to the Senate is Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). The PAC backed her to the tune of $404,073 in the 2018 cycle. Sinema has a flawless record in support of abortion, but with the kind of money the PAC is spending to buy politicians, total servitude is expected at all times. Sinema is receiving major flak from abortion fanatics for supporting Michael Liburdi, a Trump judicial nominee who hails from Arizona and happens to be pro-life. Independent women are not welcome in the pro-abortion ranks; Stepford officeholders are expected to toe the ideological line without dissent.
And then there is Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN), who won the special election to serve the remainder of disgraced Al Franken’s term. EMILY’s List threw $169,718 her way in 2018. There will be no concern over her reliability to the cause; Smith likes to brag that she is “the only senator who has ever worked at Planned Parenthood.”
Just Another Lobbyist Cause
With such vast expenditures of cash going to promote unceasing devotion to abortion and even outright infanticide, it should be no surprise that progressive billionaire George Soros’ hand is found tied to EMILY’s List. He donated $250,000 to the PAC in 2016, the Center for Responsive Politics details. Isn’t it something that the Walt Disney Co. is a donor as well?
Within the fetid Swamp that passes for our system of representative government, the killing of babes born alive outside the womb is just another interest-group issue greased by lobbyist dollars. It is merely part of the machinery, something that has been normalized into the everyday graft process of modern American politics.