The Biden administration has begun with a flurry of executive actions, including an order broadening the U.S. taxpayer funding of abortions worldwide.
Now, one pro-life activist is calling on President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to “speak up for life” and back away from its decidedly pro-choice agenda, but so far they have refused.
“This is what the Democrat Party has done”
As Breitbart reported, Alison Centofante of the advocacy group Live Action revealed that some of its members were in the nation’s capital to address Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Democratic Party leaders — including Biden and Harris — and deliver their pro-life plea.
Specifically, she made the case for a ban on abortions of fetuses more than 20 weeks into their development, arguing that the unborn can feel pain. Furthermore, she called for mandatory medical care for “survivors” of abortion, or babies who are born alive following a failed abortion attempt.
Thus far, Centofante said, leftist leaders have shown no sign of budging on the issue.
“This is what the Democrat Party has done,” she said. “They’ve pushed out any area for pro-life people in the Democrat Party.”
According to Centofante, Democrats have gone too far in their pursuit of a pro-abortion agenda with extreme views that a majority of the nation rejects.
“The greatest human rights abuse of all time”
As a 2019 Marist poll found, two-thirds of the respondents said that abortions after 20 weeks should be illegal except to save the life of the mother.
Despite a dearth of public support, however, late-term abortions are “what Democrats demand,” Centofante said.
In fact, Senate Democrats objected to a bill last year that would have required medical staff to provide care for infants born alive after a botched abortion. Harris was one of the 41 senators in her party who voted to block the proposal.
For her part, Centofante sees her role as an activist as a means to “influence the influencers” and potentially change minds on this deeply divisive issue.
“They claim to be compassionate, they claim to care about science, but yet they … don’t acknowledge embryology, that life is present from the moment of conception and life is worth protecting,” she said of Biden, Harris, and other party leaders, calling on them to join Live Action to “end the greatest human rights abuse of all time.”