U.S. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) exposed the hypocrisy of Democrats on abortion during a recent hearing. During a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee related to the Dobbs decision, Sen. Kennedy exposed that effort and completely decimated one of the witnesses in that polite, but devastating way that he has.
Kennedy asked Professor Michele Goodwin if she supports it “being legal to abort an unborn child up to the moment of birth.” An uncomplicated question. She’s a Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Irvine where she teaches constitutional law and directs the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy. So one would think that’s a question that she could answer. But she didn’t want to go there, insisting it was “not a yes or no question.” Kennedy explained that it was. Kennedy said he was just trying to understand her “perspective,” that “people sort of talk around this issue.” “If there were a bill that said that a woman has an unfettered right to abort an unborn baby for any reason up to the moment of birth, do you vote yes or would you vote no?” Kennedy asked. That’s when the witness began to implode with what has to be the strangest tantrum response from a liberal witness I’ve heard in a while.
“Senator Kennedy, I refuse to be shackled by your question,” Goodwin said, in a put-upon voice.
At another hearing, Kennedy grilled Dr. Leana Wen, the President of Planned Parenthood, about the organization’s funding of fetal tissue research.
Kennedy pointed out that Planned Parenthood receives millions of dollars in taxpayer funding, and that some of that money is used to fund fetal tissue research. He asked Wen if she would be comfortable with her own daughter’s body being used in this way.
Wen refused to answer Kennedy’s question, and instead tried to change the subject. Kennedy then pointed out that Planned Parenthood has a long history of profiting from the sale of fetal tissue. He asked Wen if she would be comfortable with her own daughter’s body being sold for profit.
Wen again refused to answer Kennedy’s question, and instead accused him of being “disgusting.” Kennedy then ended the questioning by saying, “You are disgusting.”
This exchange is UNBELIEVABLE.
KENNEDY: "If there were a bill that said that a woman has an unfettered right to abort an unborn baby for any reason up to the moment of birth, would you vote yes or would you vote no?"
DEM WITNESS: "I refuse to be shackled by your question!" pic.twitter.com/NAKH8rRbob
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