Pro-Life Dems Praise Tulsi Gabbard for Abortion Bill Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii (Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
By Solange Reyner | Thursday, 17 December 2020 01:59 PM
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, is being praised for introducing a bill "to protect pain-capable unborn children," reports the Washington Examiner.
The legislation would amend Title 18 of the U.S. code to give pain-capable fetuses rights under the law. It is not clear what week of pregnancy Gabbard’s bill designates as the limit for obtaining an abortion, as the full text was not immediately available.
“Former Democratic Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard introduced her SECOND Pro-Life bill this week, which would amend Title 18 of the U.S. code to give pain-capable fetuses rights under the law,” Democrats for Life of America wrote on Facebook. “Tulsi has previously voted against this bill three times, but is now the SPONSOR of the new bill. This is proof that DFLA can convince Democrats to join the right side of history.”
Pro-Life San Francisco also applauded the move.
“The future of California, the Democratic Party, and all of America is pro-life!” the group said on Facebook.
Gabbard, a 2020 Democrat presidential candidate who leaves office in January, also introduced a pro-life bill to protect abortion survivors. The bill would "ensure a health care practitioner exercises the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion."