GOP-led House passes bill protecting babies born alive after failed abortion; sets off massive Pelosi-led Dem meltdown

Sour and salty House Democrats are already having a rough time adjusting to their minority role in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and on Wednesday, they melted down over the passage of a new bill to protect babies who are born alive after failed abortions.

After the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act passed along party lines, top congressional Democrats took to Twitter to rail against GOP efforts to prevent infanticide which they described as “extreme” as well as an attack on women’s health rights in the first of what will be a recurring series of temper tantrums lasting at least two years and potentially longer depending on whether their policies lead to the loss of even more seats in the next election.

Leading the pack of whining lawmakers was former Speaker Nancy Pelosi who chose to retire from her leadership role after her party saw the House slip away from them in the last year’s midterm elections and the octogenarian inveighed against her Republican colleagues in yet another one of the undignified rants that marked her tenure in leadership.

“Today, instead of joining Democrats to condemn all political violence, @HouseGOP chose to push their extreme anti-choice agenda,” she wrote. “Democrats believe everyone deserves the freedom to access reproductive health services – without fear of violence, intimidation or harassment.”

Democrats had earlier introduced a resolution to condemn “all forms of political violence in the U.S., regardless of its target or intent,” a stunt to distract from the spate of attacks against pro-choice facilities by their supporters after the Supreme Court ruled to abort Roe v. Wade last summer.

Pelosi, who may have retreated into the background but still remains a powerful and divisive force in the House, also joined the Democratic Women’s Caucus who all wore white in a show of unity against the “extreme MAGA Republicans” as they posed for a photo-op.

The passage of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act comes as the GOP majority bounces back from a rough week after the process to confirm new Speaker Kevin McCarthy dragged on as conservative holdouts wrangled hard-fought concessions to make the House more democratic by dismantling rules from the Pelosi-era that enabled her dictatorial reign, wasting no time in getting to work.

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Pelosi also railed against the bill to condemn violence against pro-life facilities, seeking to minimize the criminal acts of pro-abortion activists who were unleashed after the Supreme Court aborted Roe v. Wade last summer by lumping them with decades-old abortion clinic bombings in the Democrat resolution.

“There is no place for political or ideological violence in our society. These attacks are unacceptable – wherever, whenever they occur,” she said in a statement. “House Democrats have put forth a resolution that condemns all political attacks, including those against health care facilities and personnel who provide women with essential health services. Instead of joining Democrats in condemning all political violence unequivocally, House Republicans have put forth an insufficient and divisive resolution that advances their extreme anti-choice agenda and diminishes a woman’s right to choose.”

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer joined Pelosi in blasting the bill which has zero chance of passing in the upper chamber where the Democrats were able to expand their power and enjoy the support of a gaggle of Republican turncoats who reliably align with them on key issues.

“The MAGA Republican controlled House is putting on display their extreme views on women’s health with legislation that does not even have the support of the American people,” cried the New York Democrat on Twitter. “Americans elected @SenateDems to be a firewall against this extreme anti-choice MAGA Republican agenda.”

Another Gothamite, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries who replaced Pelosi as the leader of House Democrats touted himself and his party as champions of women’s freedoms to kill their unborn children.

“We will always defend a woman’s freedom to make her own reproductive healthcare decisions,” he tweeted.

A third New York City Democrat, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the former head of the House Judiciary Committee gave an impassioned speech during which he suggested that taking infants who had been born alive after an abortion attempt was a bad thing.

Chicago Rep. Jan Schakowsky seemed to suggest that it was better for the surviving infant to be left to die than risk being taken to a hospital that may be far away.

And of course, the White House piled on with Vice President Kamala Harris also lashing out.

“House Republicans passed an extreme bill today that will further jeopardize the right to reproductive health care in our country,” she wrote on Twitter. “This is yet another attempt by Republican legislators to control women’s bodies.”

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