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Congresswoman Cindy Axne joined nearly all of her Democrat House colleagues last week when she voted against a motion to recommit to H.R. 2339.

The MTR contained text of H.R. 962, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

This should not come as a surprise to anyone. Axne has never claimed to be pro-life. In fact, when Iowa passed the Heartbeat Bill a few years ago, she called it a “slap in the face to women” and referred to it as “not the Iowa most of us are used to.”

Now, as pointed out above, Axne joined nearly all of her Democrat colleagues. So, for some Democrats, even this was a bridge too far.

But not Axne.

The thing is, Iowans should not be surprised. Axne was “honored” to be endorsed by NARAL in 2018. She said as one of the country’s oldest pro-abortion rights groups, “they’ve helped protect and advocate for millions of women around the country.”

The idea that babies who survive abortion are not worthy of protection is barbaric. It’s a slap in the face to baby boys and baby girls.

Again, when we’re talking about babies who survive an abortion, we’re no longer talking about abortion — we’re talking about infanticide.

Perhaps the Iowa that banned aborting unborn babies after six weeks isn’t the Iowa that Axne knows.

But is the America where babies who survive abortion are not afforded any protections really the American any of us know — or want?

Iowans can be saddened by Axne’s constant support for all things abortion. They can be distraught. They can be disappointed. They can be solemn.

But they shouldn’t be, and really can’t be, surprised.

Author: Jacob Hall