The Party of Death, Beehive State Edition

The Party of Death, Beehive State Edition

The race to the bottom is in full swing before Roe has even been buried:

Amid the campaigning and politicking at the Utah Republican State Convention on Saturday, delegates will also consider a change to the party platform that takes a much harder line on abortion.

Currently, the “Right to Life” plank reads, “We strongly oppose abortion, except to preserve the life of the mother or in cases of rape or incest.” The proposed change would replace the exceptions with the phrase “and encourage adoption.”

Weber County Republican Delegate Bob McEntee believes the proposed change helps reframe the party’s position to focus on other available options than terminating a pregnancy.

“I want people to understand that there’s a long line of people that want to adopt a baby. However hard it might be if they get through that pregnancy and give that child up for adoption, I think that would be a better solution,” McEntee said.

And if adoption has to be “chosen” by killing the woman in childbirth, that’s a sacrifice Utah Republicans will be willing to impose!

It’s critical to understand that opponents of reproductive freedom will never be satisfied with any individual victory — the proposals are just going to keep getting more and more draconian.


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