Thursday, January 29, 2015

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham: Advocating for partial-birth abortion doesn't disqualify Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch

To start off, let's set the record straight on partial-birth abortions:

1. Partial-birth abortions are only performed on late-term babies.

2. During a partial-birth abortion, the child is pulled feet first down through the mother's birth canal.

3. With the child's head left in the mother's womb, the person performing the partial-birth abortion inserts a pair of scissors into the back of the baby's skull.

4. The baby's brain is then evacuated so the head can pass out of the uterus.

5. The now-dead baby is then pulled completely out of the mother.

I certainly hope that image sticks in the minds of our readers.

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that the fact Obama Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch has advocated for partial-birth abortion for Planned Parenthood should not "disqualify" her from serving as the Attorney General of the United States.

"In 2006, you signed an amicus brief supporting Planned Parenthood's opposition of partial-birth abortion ban; is that correct?" Graham asked Lynch during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.Loretta Lynch

Lynch: "Yes. That was one of a number of former Department of Justice officials, although, the amicus brief we signed was focused on the issue of the facial issues of the law, and how it might impact the perception of law enforcement's discretion and independence."

Graham: "The only reason I mentioned that, is that if there's a Republican President in the future, an Attorney General nominee takes an opposite view on an issue like abortion, I hope our friends on the other side will acknowledge it's ok to be an advocate for a cause, as their lawyer.

"That doesn't disqualify you from serving."

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