Sen. Mike Lee, a Republican from Utah, received an agreement from Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin on Tuesday to submit a letter Durbin had once written calling for “abortion on demand” to be brought to an end, to the congressional record.
According to TheBlaze, “During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on American life post-Roe v. Wade, Lee pointed out that Democratic members of the committee who support abortion rights once held positions that supported conclusions reached by the Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.”
“Members of this committee, including some who are now attacking the Dobbs decision, once shared [pro-life] views,” Lee pointed out. “So, Mr. Chairman, as I wrap up my remarks, I ask unanimous consent to submit for the record a copy of a letter that you wrote on August 4, 1989.”
“Without objection, I thank Sen. Lee,” Durbin replied.
The letter that Lee referred to was a correspondence that Durbin had sent back in August 1989 as a response to a person who wrote him sharing their thoughts and opinions on abortion.
The Illinois Democrat responded to the letter with views on the issue that are vastly different than those he holds to now, even going to far as supporting the overturning of Roe.
“I believe we should end abortion on demand, and at every opportunity I have translated this [belief] into votes in the House of Representatives. I am opposed to the use of federal funds to pay for elective abortions, and will continue to support amendments to prohibit the funding of elective abortions for federal employees and Medicaid recipients. Also, notwithstanding the result in Webster, I continue to believe the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade should be reversed,” Durbin stated in the letter.
Not long after the Supreme Court made the decision to overturn Roe, Durbin put out a statement where he described America without this decision as a “grim reality.”
“At the end of the hearing, Durbin explained why he ultimately changed his position on abortion, invoking a personal story in which two female victims opened up to him about their stories of sexual abuse,” TheBlaze reported.
“I sat down with two young women who were about to turn 18 — one a victim of incest, one a victim of rape — and they told me their stories. I didn’t ask them to, but they wanted to tell me. I left that meeting with a kind of understanding that I had never had before about the complexity of the decision behind the abortion procedure,” Durbin recounted.
“I thought to myself, ‘As an individual member of Congress, are you ready to pass a law that applies to every woman in America?’ No. It really has to be her decision. And we can regulate it, as we should, but at that point I made my break,” the senator said.
I don’t care what the reason is, abortion is the murder of a human being and is not an option that should be allowed to be on the table. Killing someone for the crimes of another is wrong. A baby should not be punished due to the sinful activity of the father. Period. No ifs, ands, or buts.
This story syndicated with permission from michael, Author at Trending Politics
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