Rep. Renee Ellmers upset conservative pro-life groups when she flip-flopped on her support for a late-term abortion bill. This weekend she did it again when she lashed out at the “abhorrent and childish behaviors” of her pro-life critics.
Life News reported:
Congresswoman Reneee Ellmers made herself into a thorn in the side of the pro-life movement when she flip-flopped on her support for a major pro-life bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Now, she’s angering pro-life advocates even further.
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Ellmers was the subject of considerable angst from millions of pro-life people after her backtracking on the bill led to a handful of other lawmakers pulling their support over the bill and forcing House Republican leaders to have to delay a vote on the pro-life legislation. After the March for Life, pro-life leaders and activists protested outside Ellmers’ office and there has been strong talk about running a pro-life candidate in her next primary election as a result of her flip-flop.
Now, Ellmers has written an editorial calling pro-life groups “abhorrent and childist” that is sure to alienate her from the pro-life community even further.
“Recently, a bill was scheduled to reach the House floor called the Pain Capable bill, which would – and rightfully so– ban all abortions after a 20-week gestation period. Research has shown a baby can feel pain in the womb from the 20th week until live birth. As any member of Congress should do when apprehensive with language in a bill, my colleagues and I took our concerns to leadership, and we held a discussion within the family of our Republican Conference,” Ellmers writes. “I remain disappointed that the concern for the language of mandatory reporting of rape to law enforcement held by House Republican women and many men were not addressed before our leadership made the decision to pull the bill from the House floor in the eleventh hour.”
“Additionally, I am appalled by the abhorrent and childish behaviors from some of the leaders of the outside groups,” she added.