MATTHEWS: Democrats tells us who the real extremists are during abortion ‘care’ hearing

FILE - Rep. Dan Bishop, R-N.C., speaks at a news conference held by members of the House Freedom Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 29, 2021. Bishop has filed a federal lawsuit to demand North Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals judges disclose their votes on a case that prompted the 2022 primary to be postponed by 10 weeks. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Last week, Democrats treated us to what they portrayed as an “urgent” hearing on abortion in the aftermath of the leak of the draft majority opinion written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito where he declared “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled.” 

The hearing was titled “Revoking Your Rights: The Ongoing Crisis in Abortion Care Access,” which confirmed it was a partisan event staged to highlight the alleged extremism of Republicans who oppose the gruesome practice of ending an unborn child’s life by inhumane means. 

Instead, what ended up being showcased was the outright callousness of the Democratic witnesses. 

For instance, abortion doctor Yashica Robinson was asked “How does one fully qualify as human? What makes a human being?” 

Dr. Robinson’s answer was disturbing. 

“What makes a person a human being is them being born … That’s why we have birthdays,” she stated. 

By that logic, an unborn child still in the womb one day before it is born is not human to this doctor. 

Later, Dr. Robinson accused Republican Rep. Chip Roy (TX) of using “inflammatory language” to literally describe the type of abortions she performs at up to 20 weeks of pregnancy in her “abortion care” role, a role she said she was “proud of.” 

When Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) tried to portray a Republican witness – Americans United for Life President/CEO Catherine Glenn Foster – as an extremist for calling for abortion bans with no exceptions for rape or incest, Foster turned the tables on Raskin, asking him if exceptions were put on abortion ban bills for rape and incest, would he vote in favor of them. 

Raskin ended up proving he was the extremist when he ducked the simple question and instead simply stated “OK, I reclaim my time, of course.” 

Some of the wildest and most revealing moments, however, came when “unapologetic reproductive justice advocate” Aimee Arrambide was questioned by the Republicans on the committee, including Rep. Dan Bishop (NC-09). 

Arrambide was asked by Bishop “What do you say a woman is?” 

“I believe everyone can identify it for themselves,” she told him. 

When he asked if she believed that men could get pregnant and have abortions, Arrambide responded “yes.” 

An even more illuminating exchange occurred between Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) and Arrambide that revealed everything wrong with the “abortion until birth” argument, an argument both Democrats and their witnesses advocated that day either by way of words or actions. 

“If it is not lawful and morally acceptable to take the life of a 10-year-old child, I assume you agree with that, right? That would be wrong, correct?” Johnson pressed. 

“I believe that is wrong,” she responded 

Then Johnson cranked it up a notch. 

“And a 2-year-old child, same thing, that would be murder, we all agree that is wrong,” he stated. “What is the principal distinction between the human being that is two years old or nine months old or one week old or an hour old, than one that is eight inches further up the birth canal in the utero? What’s the difference? Why is it okay in the latter case and not the former cases?” 

Arrambide went quiet for a moment after Johnson stumped her, but then fell back on a typical pro-abortion talking point. 

“I trust people to determine what to do with their own bodies. Full stop.” 

Johnson reacted as many pro-lifers did. 

“Wow. ‘Full stop’ indeed. That describes right there exactly what this is about. There’s a legal issue here but underneath that is a moral issue,” Johnson observed. “It’s about reality, it’s about science, the advancement of medical technology. You’re talking about unborn children and your ‘full stop’ is that you will support the termination of that child at any time and that is frightening.” 

‘Nuff said.  

Media analyst Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym Sister Toldjah and is a regular contributor to RedState and Legal Insurrection.