The new tactic of the Left is to not define terms


Proposed laws in California and Maryland open the possibility of “post-birth abortion” under the undefined label of “perinatal death”

LifeNews reports on an often-denied provision of a California law currently under consideration.

California policymakers who make up the “Future of Abortion Council” just dropped a bombshell. They intend to not only codify the killing of unborn children throughout all nine months of pregnancy but to decriminalize killing newborns days or even weeks after birth.

New language added to AB 2223 last week revealed the disturbing intent. The proposed legislation would shield a mother from civil and criminal charges for any “actions or omissions” related to her pregnancy, “including miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion, or perinatal death.” Although definitions of “perinatal death” vary, all of them include the demise of newborns seven days or more after birth.

The bill from Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks additionally protects anyone who “aids or assists a pregnant person in exercising” these rights. It also allows a woman to sue any police department or legal authority which arrests or charges her for hurting or killing her child under provisions of the bill.

“For years, pro-life advocates have argued there is no moral difference between ending a child’s life days before birth or days after birth. California’s pro-abortion legislators now seemingly agree,” said Jonathan Keller, President of California Family Council. “A political culture that justifies killing millions of children in the womb is now declaring open season on unwanted newborns. Every Californian must oppose this heinous bill.”

Governor Newsom formed the “Future of Abortion Council” last year in an effort to turn California into a “sanctuary state” for the procedure. Organizers listed AB 2223 as part of their legislation package implementing a 45-point plan to “expand and protect access” to abortion in California.

(Read more at LifeNews for a discussion of the Maryland law explored below and the Northam foible)

Oddly, this term seems to be popping up out of the blue

Just like most of us had not heard of “transgender” or “cis” before 2015, this new focus on perinatal death seems to be the new push of the Left.

Maryland “Pregnant Persons” bill seeks to decriminalize infanticide

TownHall lays out the facts of a proposed Maryland law being pushed by Democrats in their legislature.

A new set of bills under consideration in the Maryland House and Senate are raising eyebrows for what they would change in the law concerning mothers who abandon their newborns to die either because they no longer want the child or are unable to care for their baby. 

Maryland Senate Bill 669 and House Bill 626, dubbed the “Pregnant Person’s Freedom Act of 2022,” not only erase women by adopting the left’s gender-confused newspeak that ludicrously assumes men can get pregnant but, as the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) explained in its analysis of the legislation, “the bill also proposes a revision of the fetal murder/manslaughter statute that would serve to handcuff the investigation of infant deaths unrelated to abortion.”

In other words – this bill will effectively legalize infanticide. The exact language of the bill states: “This section may not be construed to authorize any form of investigation or penalty for a person . . . experiencing a . . . perinatal death related to a failure to act.” (Emphasis added). In other words, a baby born alive and well could be abandoned and left to starve or freeze to death, and nothing could be done to punish those who participated in that cruel death. The bill also includes a section that would allow “a person [to] bring a cause of action for damages if the person was subject to unlawful arrest or criminal investigation for a violation of this section as a result of . . . experiencing a . . . perinatal death.

As the ACLJ — which is preparing to testify against the bill — also notes, “Because the language that is used is without clear definition, the bill could prevent any investigations into the death of infants at least seven days AFTER their birth, and may extend to infants as old as four weeks!” under the medical definition of “perinatal” that ranges from 7 to 28 days.

(Read of the non-lethal options available in Maryland at TownHall)

Do not define terms, but do go back to their standard catch phrases

During the pandemic, “My body, my choice” was seen as an attack on the health of Democrat Karens and Kens. However, now liberals wave that slogan on signs outside the Supreme Court and shout it for hours.

During the pandemic, healthcare was seen as an act of giving in to the collective and submitting to mandated shots that ended in the deaths of many. Now, “healthcare” means a procedure that ends with the death of at least one human (if not all involved).

Shut Up, the Disinformation Governance Board explained

The Wall Street Journal illustrates through a 2 May 2022 opinion piece how little anyone knows about the Disinformation Governance Board (because nothing has been defined). (The bolding below is mine, placed to create emphasis.)

It’s always exciting for progressives when they create a new government office of something or other. They live for this: another excuse to spend piles of taxpayer dollars; another polysyllabic title and flashy logo; another opportunity to extend the long, comforting arm of the bureaucracy into the business of ordinary citizens who never knew how impoverished their lives were without it.

So there was a tangible buzz of excitement around Washington last week when the Department of Homeland Security proudly inaugurated the Disinformation Governance Board.

Other than its title and the identity of its executive director, there’s not much we know about this exciting-sounding new body. Its job, Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told a congressional committee last week, is to tackle falsehoods that threaten the national security of the U.S. He made it sound over the weekend as though it is all about preventing human traffickers and smugglers from misrepresenting themselves—all harmless enough.

But we also learned last week that it will be headed by Nina Jankowicz. Her Twitter feed makes her look like a cross between Madame Mao and Bette Midler—a mix of impeccably conformist left-wing views about politics and media misinformation—the Hunter Biden story was Russian disinformation, the Steele Dossier was all true, etc.—with excruciating political parodies of musical-theater numbers. Watching her videos is a little like being an audience member at a Christmas concert in a prisoner-of-war camp.

(Read of the Wall Street Journal‘s apt acronym for these liberals)

It seems that they figure “If we don’t tell them, we can do anything”

It seems that the Democrats have determined that, as long as they do not inform the public, they can break any law and infringe on any right they want to stifle.

Considering how the 6 January protesters are being treated, they may be right.

 

11 thoughts on “The new tactic of the Left is to not define terms

    1. Yep. However, in keeping with Democrat duplicity, “we” don’t call it that.

      Of course, the “we” that doesn’t call it murder is likely also the “we” that jails patriots for over a year for just protesting (and there have been some).

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