Joe Manchin Applauded Trump’s Call to End Late-Term Abortion ― Some Democrats Were Outraged

Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) took to his feet to applaud President Donald Trump’s call to end late-term abortion and his Democratic colleagues were not impressed.

During his State of the Union address, the president condemned the comments of Governor Ralph Northam (D-Va.) and called on Congress to put an end to late-term abortions.


“Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth. These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world. And then, we had the case of the governor of Virginia where he stated he would execute a baby after birth. To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb. Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth — all children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God.”

While these comments were cheered loudly from the Republican side of the aisle, Manchin stood alone and applauded the call for action.

Afterward, Manchin told Real Clear Politics he stood because late-term abortions are “horrific.”

It didn’t take long for people to notice the glares at Manchin from the left throughout the night, especially those from Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was seated right behind him. He also caught their ire when he applauded America’s energy independence.

While Manchin may have stood because he thinks late-term abortion is horrible, he didn’t make any friends in the process. Some even called him a disgrace while others pointed to conflicting photos of Manchin with a Planned Parenthood sign.

Despite the ire he caught from some of his Democratic colleagues, Manchin did get some support from pro-life Americans. Moreso, the Democrats who remained seated were blasted by those who find late-term abortions abhorrent.

March for Life Action President Tom McClusky said in a statement:

“We applaud the President for condemning the extremist abortion propositions out of New York and Virginia and for calling on Congress to ban late-term abortion during his State of the Union Address. The American consensus opposes abortion after the first trimester, yet some politicians continue to embrace and perpetuate an unprecedentedly radical pro-abortion agenda. Among them are Virginia Governor Ralph Northam who recently condoned infanticide and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who, by bringing Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen as her guest tonight, has pledged her allegiance to an organization that continues to endorse legislation that allows abortion until birth. While politicians like these are in step with a powerful abortion lobby, they are out of touch with the American people.”

This isn’t an unusual position for Manchin, however. He, along with Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, tend to be swing votes on many divisive issues.

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Manchin, don’t you know you can’t march to your own drum beat? The song of America you’d sing has been outlawed, fool.


Manchin has much much broader support for his views than any poll or publication will ever disclose. He’s heroically allowing his humanity to trump his party’s avowals to snuff embryos at will, on any day, for any reason. God help those who’d hate him for that.

Phyllis Softa

Students for Life are opposed to healthcare for women??? There is NOT a PP in WV that performs abortions. They do provide cancer and STD screenings. If the Students for Life REALLY cared about life, they would encourage women to have annual gyne exams for early detection of breast, cervix, ovarian, and endometrial cancer. The term “Student” implies they are studying SOMETHING but their sign indicates it is not PP or women’s health needs.





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