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Blumenthal, The Senator From Planned Parenthood, And Connecticut’s Democrat Party

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Connecticut Democrat politicians, U.S. Senator Dick Blumenthal among them, are making a valiant effort to move “abortion rights” from the back to the front burner before Connecticut voters go to the polls in November’s off year elections to register their distaste for high gas prices, a porous southern U.S. border, a foreign policy lapse in Afghanistan, a faltering plan to aid Ukraine with sufficient defensive war material before Russian President Vladimir Putin annexes the Donbas region of Ukraine, and a looming recession.

Some economists, by no means friendly to former President Donald Trump, are whispering aloud that the United States already is in a recession. And left wing Democrats are signaling that President Joe Biden is now in disfavor. Neo-progressives say he is not progressive enough, moderate Democrats think he has jumped a vital center barricade, landing squarely in the extreme leftist camp of socialist U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and ‘The Squad,” a group of Antonio Gramsci Marxist "reformers."

We do not know whether centrist Democrats will check neo-progressives in the upcoming election, or whether the neo-progressives will rebuke what is left of the Democrat Party's centrist rump. Most of the polls point to a significant rejection of neo-progressive policy reforms among tradition bound Democrats and unaffiliateds. The polls indicate fatal slippage among increasingly impertinent soccer moms, Hispanic voters and African Americans.

Biden’s appproval rating is 36 percent, according to a recent Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, and Blumenthal’s rating has dropped into the red worry zone in a state that has consistently given him high approval ratings.

So far, Connecticut Democrats have been promoting two issues they hope will turn Connecticut voters in their favor.

The first promising issue is Trump, a Democrat Party piñata who has during his tumultuous presidency made himself an easy target. The second promising gambit is the recent Supreme Court ruling that vacated its prior cloud-cuckoo-land rulings in Roe v Wade.

One of the anti-Supreme Court protests in New Haven, home of Yale and Connecticut’s union-connected, globalist oriented Communist Party, featured signs carried by protestors that read “Ruth Sent Us.”

Here is Ruth Bader Ginsberg on the fractious, fifty year old Roe v Wade decision:

“Casual observers of the Supreme Court who came to the Law School [at the University of Chicago] to hear Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speak about Roe v. Wade likely expected a simple message from the longtime defender of reproductive and women’s rights: Roe was a good decision.

“Those more acquainted with Ginsburg and her thoughtful, nuanced approach to difficult legal questions were not surprised, however, to hear her say just the opposite, that Roe was a faulty decision. For Ginsburg, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that affirmed a woman’s right to an abortion was too far-reaching and too sweeping, and it gave anti-abortion rights activists a very tangible target to rally against in the four decades since.

“’My criticism of Roe is that it seemed to have stopped the momentum on the side of change,’ Ginsburg said. She would’ve preferred that abortion rights be secured more gradually, in a process that included state legislatures and the courts, she added. Ginsburg also was troubled that the focus on Roe was on a right to privacy, rather than women’s rights.”

The high court had to twist itself into a pretzel shape to import into the U.S. Constitution a privacy right it deduced from “the aura of rights” surrounding the U.S. Constitution. Surprisingly, bank robbers in the state of Connecticut – or, indeed, any convicted criminals – have not challenged their convictions on grounds that the act of conviction itself has unconstitutionally disturbed the aura from which judicial absurdist Associate Justice Harry Blackmun had constructed a new constitutional right of privacy.

The recent Supreme Court decision vacating Roe v Wade, which moves decision making authority to state legislatures rather than autocratic judges, is a juridical endorsement of Ginsberg’s nuanced views on abortion.

When Republican candidate for Governor Bob Stefanowski said that he would not as governor vacate laws on abortion passed by Connecticut’s General Assembly – because governors are constitutionally obliged to execute laws made by legislators, not to invent them through the misuse of assumed powers  – he was roundly criticized by people who, especially in their campaign modes, are unused to nuanced rational thought or the indespensible doctrine of the separation of powers that shapes both state and federal law.

The views and the votes of Blumenthal on abortion issues – everyone knows -- are not nuanced. They are extremist views, quite out of line with the view of science on the categorical and indisputable humanity of the fetus at every stage of development. In every instance of fatal birth interruption, despite the protest signs, human life – not bird life, or plant life – is terminated by abortion.

The humanity of the pre-born fetus is especially apparent in late term birth abortions. And it is incomprehensible that the former Attorney General of Connecticut, widely known for heaping regulations on businesses, should inveigh against any and all regulations governing Big Abortion.

In the fifty years since Roe was declared, the whole face of abortion has changed radically, largely owing to advances in birth preventatives. It is now possible for pregnant woman who do not want to give birth to abort preborns in the earlier stages of pregnancy by means of a pill widely available at a very low cost.

The Washington Examiner notes in a recent piece, “Biden could demand that the FDA start the review process to make birth control an over-the-counter drug at the federal level, a feat that would most benefit uninsured women by driving down the list price of the pill and removing the financial burden of needing to pay a doctor for a prescription. There's ample precedent here: The FDA already did this to expand access to an emergency contraception brand, but the over-the-counter status never went into effect because then-Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius made the unprecedented decision to overrule the FDA.”

Former President Bill Clinton said 45 years ago, “… abortion should not only be safe and legal, it should be rare.” Blumenthal, the Senator From Planned Parenthood, has not yet offered a bill in Congress that very well might make Planned Parenthood abortions less, not more, likely.

The cost of a late-term Planned Parenthood abortion, we are told, is upwards of a thousand dollars. Big Abortion enriches abortion providers precisely at a time when abortion in general, owing to advances in medical technology, is declining. Medical abortions now account for more than half of all abortions in the U.S., according to the Guttmacher Institute.

Blumenthal’s self-serving pro-abortion rhetoric – Planned Parenthood has generously contributed to all of Blumenthal’s political campaigns – has not kept pace with medical progress, which over the past few years is making ghastly and inhumane late term abortions not only rare but unnecessary.  

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