Sometimes a story comes along that leaves you not knowing whether to laugh or cry. This is one of them.
It seems like something that was ripped from a satirical news site, like Babylon Bee or The Onion: Democrats in Washington have voted to help protect kittens from cruel treatment, just a month after voting down legislation to save live human children from even worse situations.
But it’s not a parody. It’s real life, and it just happened in our nation’s Capitol.
“Four Democratic senators who voted against protecting newborns sponsored a bill designed to protect baby cats,” the Washington Free Beacon reported on Thursday.
“Senators Jeff Merkley, Cory Booker, Gary Peters, and Tom Udall cosponsored (the KITTEN Act of 2019) designed to put an end to animal testing using kittens.”
Recognize those names? They’re all Democrats, but they have something else in common.
The KITTEN Act “was introduced about a week after all of those Democratic senators voted to block legislation that would have required doctors to provide medical care to newborns who survive abortion,” the Free Beacon noted.
In February, nearly all Democrats voted against the Born Alive Abortions Survivors Protection Act. As you may recall, that measure wasn’t about “routine” abortions, but was meant to treat live-born children from failed abortions as human beings who have a right to emergency medical care.
Yes, we’re officially at a point where the left feels more compelled to protect baby cats than baby humans — something that several conservatives were quick to lament.
“There is nothing more valuable than human life, and as a society we must defend it at every stage,” noted Lauren Fine, a spokeswoman for Rep. Steve Scalise, the Louisiana Republican who almost lost his own life to a gunman in an attack in Alexandria, Virginia, in 2017.
“It’s unfathomable that Democrats can find time to defend the lives of kittens, but at the same time are vehemently opposed to even the consideration of legislation designed to protect infants born alive during an abortion from being killed,” Fine continued, according to the Free Beacon.
Follow the money, as they say. While animal testing is certainly something that should be reduced, the spending focused on continuing research using tissue from aborted human beings at the same time is rather sobering.
Over $100 million of taxpayer money is spent every year on projects involving fetal tissue — or to put it bluntly, research using organs and parts from aborted babies. Liberals want to increase it, while the current administration has pushed to cut that spending back.
“I find it appalling that Democrats are so out of touch that they refuse to stand up for defenseless babies but are more than eager to defend animals,” Rep. Sean Duffy, a Republican from Wisconsin, told the Free Beacon.
“When Democrats want to talk about ending ‘taxpayer-funded kitten slaughter,’ they say it’s just common sense,” a Republican aide commented to Free Beacon. “When millions of pro-life Americans want to end taxpayer subsidies to the nation’s largest abortion business, Democrats rush to call it an extremist agenda.”
If there was any doubt about how messed up our society and representatives are in 2019, this should clear it up.
Something has gone terribly, appallingly wrong in Washington — and unless America changes course, we could be headed down a very dark path.
By Benjamin Arie