Hirono Drops Pro-Life Bill, Makes ‘Disgusting’ Claims That Congress Must Focus On Children Who Are ‘Here Already’

On Tuesday, Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) caught some heat on social media after saying during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in regards to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act that Congress should focus on “children who are very much here already.”

During a hearing of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Tuesday, Senator Mazie Hirono went after pro-life legislation “supporters” at the federal and state levels, claiming that “the word ‘hypocritical’ doesn’t even begin to cover what has been happening to women and children across our country.”

Hirono said that she hoped the bill’s political proponents would turn their focus to the children “here already.”

“I hope that supporters of [the] bills we are talking about today — both in the states and in Congress — turn their efforts to improving the lives of the children who are very much here already and who are so poorly served by the Trump administration and his policies,” Hirono said.

Folks on Twitter weren’t that happy with her comments.

Pro-life supporters were outrage by Hirono’s remarks. Liz Wheeler of OANN torching the Hawaii Democrat’s words as “disgusting.”

“How did these alleged poorly served children get so far down the rung of the ladder prior to Trump? This is a smear job in one short paragraph. We all know the facts about abortion and she and her colleagues want to keep killing under an agenda. Everything is Trumps fault. 1/1” said a tweet.

“As if we cannot simultaneously focus on the condition of America’s born children and the fate of unborn children-equally deserving of a life and quality of life? This is an absurd and disturbing comment deserving of retraction.” said another tweet.

If passed and enacted, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would make it illegal for an abortion to be performed on a fetus after 20 or more weeks post-fertilization. No Democrats co-sponsored the bill.

Gov. Kim Reynolds Signs Toughest Pro-Life Law in the U.S. While Protesters Chant ‘My Body, My Choice’

Surrounded by many lovely children on Friday, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a law known as the ‘heartbeat bill,’ which prevents abortions if the doctor can hear the child’s heartbeat.

‘That restriction — effectively limiting abortions to roughly before six weeks — is the strictest enacted in the United States and faced intense backlash from abortion rights advocates,’ IJR reports.

While Gov. Kim Reynolds was signing the law, the protesters chanted ‘My body, my choice!’, according to the New York Post.

Watch the protesters and Gov. Kim Reynolds speak below on the video:


The ‘heartbeat bill’, which is set to take effect on 1st of July, included exceptions for incest, rape, and cases when the life of the mother is in jeopardy, but Planned Parenthood saw it as an unconstitutional affront to women’s rights.


‘Gov. Reynolds, if you sign this bill, Planned Parenthood will see you in court,’ president of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland Suzanna de Baca, said.

One of the largest advocacy groups for abortion rights in the U.S. ‘NARAL,’ condemned the legislation as well.

‘This is bigger than just a law, this is about life, and I’m not going to back down,’ Reynolds said.

CNN reports that Gov. Kim Reynolds argued that it was ‘immoral to stop an innocent beating heart … my faith leads me to protect every Iowan, no matter how small.’ An anti-abortion group called ‘Susan B. Anthony List,’ similarly praised the legislation.

‘The bold pro-life action taken by the Iowa legislature reflects growing national pro-life sentiment and restlessness under the extreme status quo imposed by Roe v. Wade,’ SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser stated in a statement.

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