Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) is one of the most outspoken pro-abortion lawmakers in Congress, even leading the charge against Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination because she feared he might overturn Roe v. Wade.
On Tuesday, Hirono continued her stalwart defense of abortion, condemning legislative efforts that focus on extending protections for unborn children.
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, Hirono suggested efforts be spent on children "here already," rather than the millions who die from abortion each year.
"The word hypocritical doesn't even begin to cover what is happening to women and children across our country," Hirono said.
"I hope supporters of the bills that we're talking about today, both in the states and in Congress, turn their efforts to improving the lives of the children who are very much here already and who are so poorly served by the Trump administration and its policies," she added.
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The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which is also known as "Micah's law," bans abortions after 20 weeks on the scientific basis that unborn children feel pain by 20 weeks gestation.
The House has passed the bill during the last three sessions of Congress, but the Senate has yet to approve it.
Hirono also spoke out against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) introduced in January in response to Virginia Gov. Ralpn Northam (D) seemingly endorsing infanticide during a radio interview that later went viral.
This writer's perspective
Hirono, like many outspoken critics of the pro-life movement, often points out the "hypocrisy" of pro-lifers, namely that they allegedly only care about unborn children, but are indifferent once those children are born.
In many instances, this criticism is not unfair — perhaps even true. Pro-life means advocating for life on all fronts, including those that are not politically expedient or comfortable, and the pro-life movement has often failed in this regard (Hello criminal justice reform).
However, the idea that we cannot legislatively extend protections for unborn children because pro-life advocates are often hypocrites does not only fail the constitutional purpose of our government (to protect life) — it's pure evil.