BY FORMER SEN. RICK SANTORUM (R-PA.), OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 02/23/19
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For more than two years, the news media and progressives have been outraged by the president lying about all things great and small; it pains me to see the president create “alternative facts” counter to the obvious truth.
Yet I wish the media were as rigorous in standing for truth with respect to the lies put forth by progressives. Unlike many of my fellow conservatives, who are chastising Democrats for passing pro-abortion laws, I want to congratulate liberals for their honesty after years of lies before and after Roe v. Wade.
The misrepresentation around abortion started in the 1960s with claims that legalized abortion would reduce domestic violence, violence against children, decrease poverty among children and decrease rates of suicide and depression among women. There was no evidence to support those claims when they were made and in fact the opposite came true in every case.
As has been well documented that Roe v. Wade was filed and argued by lawyers who lied about the material facts of the case.
My conservative friends and I are constantly assaulted for being anti-science on things as speculative as sea levels 100 years from now, yet biology text books state new life begins at the moment of fertilization. Yet killing a baby in the womb is falsely termed a “choice.”
Advocates have persuaded many vulnerable young women with, “It’s just a clump of cells or a blob of tissue — it’s not a baby.” Yet many of these same advocates will support criminal laws, which prosecute the killer of a pregnant woman with the murder of the mother and the child.
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