On Friday, Nevada Democrat Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, who faces a tough re-election contest this fall, launched an attack on charitable maternal care centers.
“Crisis pregnancy centers consistently mislead vulnerable women about the health care services they provide,” Masto wrote in a post announcing her support for radical legislation to “crack down” on them.
The Stop Anti-Abortion Discrimination Act was introduced by a group of left-wing lawmakers led by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in June one day before the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade‘s removal of abortion decisions from states. A draft of the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization had been leaked to Politico in early May.
In Warren’s words, the bill aims to “crack down on so-called ‘crisis pregnancy centers’ that mislead women about reproductive health care.” An honest examination of such maternal care centers, however, reveals no such campaign of deception.
Crisis pregnancy centers exist to offer poor women the material, emotional, and spiritual support to move forward with having a baby instead of an abortion. Corporatized pro-abortion activists have spent millions lobbying Congress to shut down the charity organizations, which cut into the abortion industry’s lucrative profits.
Pregnancy centers, which have suffered a wave of domestic terrorism after the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade, also draw the ire of Democrats because they offer women safe alternatives to the painful and deadly procedure.
The Stop Anti-Abortion Discrimination Act commissions the executive branch to target crisis centers with massive fines and penalties for not encouraging women to terminate their pregnancies. Cortez Masto is now the bill’s latest co-sponsor. She faces a competitive race for a second term against former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, a Republican.
“Despite the violent attacks targeting crisis pregnancy centers, [Cortez Masto] is spending her time spreading lies and demonizing these charities,” Laxalt wrote in a response to his opponent’s Twitter post. “I’m proud to stand with women who give vulnerable and poor mothers support and the ability to choose life.”
In contrast, Planned Parenthood is guilty of the very conduct leftist lawmakers claim justifies an assault on crisis pregnancy centers. The nation’s pre-eminent abortion provider falsely tells women their pre-born babies are “clumps of cells” but refuses to allow these women to review their ultrasounds. The taxpayer-funded group has also been found breaking laws related to human trafficking and statutory rape. In 2015, the group was at the center of an investigation for its involvement with the sale of human remains.
Since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade reversal, the Democratic Party has hardened its support for abortion to unlimited access on demand, even for men. In May, days after the Dobbs leak, 47 Senate Democrats voted for the failed “Women’s Health Protection Act” that would have required abortions to be available up until a child’s birth. In September last year, all but one House Democrat voted to pass a similar version of the bill in the lower chamber.
This extremist position sharply contrasts with where Americans stand on the issue, according to a series of polls conducted in the aftermath of the Roe decision leak in early May. According to a May poll from CBS, only 17 percent of Americans believe women should be able to have an abortion at any point in their pregnancy. The Pew Research Center found that same month just 19 percent of Americans believe abortion should be legal in every case. In June, a Harris/Harvard poll found support for unrestricted access even lower, at one in ten Americans believing abortion should be allowed at any point over the nine months of pregnancy.
The latest polling in the Nevada Senate race shows Cortez Masto maintaining a narrow lead within the margin of error of the major polls conducted. According to RealClearPolitics’ latest aggregate of surveys, Cortez Masto is ahead by 1.7 percent just two months before election day.