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Wild appears to support abortions after Down syndrome diagnosis

Pro-abortion Democratic Pennsylvania Rep. Susan Wild appears to support the abortion of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome.

At a May 24 town hall meeting with her constituents, the pro-abortion Democrat tried to stay away from the topic, but was constantly asked questions about her stance on abortion.

After several questions, she raised in utero diagnoses of Down syndrome and have suggested abortion as a legitimate option in response.

“I think you could ask any group, you know, parent group if you had this situation in the third month of pregnancy and found out that your child was going to, let’s just say, the syndrome of Down, different people, different groups of parents are going to react differently,” she said.

Down syndrome baby.

“And honestly, I believe it’s their choice,” she continued.


“I don’t think the government has a place in anybody’s doctor’s office,” she said. “I just don’t think it’s an appropriate place for government.”

Although she said she doesn’t think “government belongs in anybody’s doctor’s office,” Wild thought it was fine that Americans were fired from their jobs if they refused to do so. vaccinate against the coronavirus and supported vaccination mandates, according to an October 2021 town hall phone recording obtained by Breitbart News.

“I don’t think anyone wants to have to go to the vaccination mandates…but also, a lot of people just figured out, decided they didn’t want to be vaccinated,” Wild said when asked about mandates. “I think at the end of the day these employers… the private employers, although the president has also imposed this on federal government employees, have made the decision that they want to go back to normal, and they are going to impose mandates of vaccination.”

“It’s a small minority you’re talking about who don’t want to be vaccinated,” Wild continued. “If someone chooses not to be vaccinated and their employer has ordered that they be vaccinated, then that’s a private business decision… they can, you know, seek employment elsewhere.”

Wild also seems to believe that access to abortion has an effect on most other civil liberties in the United States.

After the leak of a draft opinion from the Supreme Court of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Wild, pretending that Roe vs. Wade would be overthrown, launched a tirade, claiming that “all our constitutional rights are at stake” due to “extreme right-wing forces” and “extremist politicians and judges” who want to see the “dystopian vision, the vision of a society” to be adopted throughout the country.

She also claimed that a ban on interracial marriage could be the next step.

“It is clear that the intention is not to stop at the question of reproductive choice. And after?” Sauvage questioned. “Contraception? Deciding how many children to have, or whether to have any at all? Can you marry the person you love, regardless of gender or color? Can women get credit in their own name, or buy a house, or even choose to have a job? »

Wild has also attempted to maintain that she is not “pro-abortion” despite her history of taking hardline stances on the issue, which Breitbart News has consistently reported on.

Wild is a supporter of late abortions – right up to the time of birth – which is a key tenet of the bill she voted for and of which she was one of the original co-sponsors, the “Protection of women’s health”. The legislation, which passed the House and failed in the Senate, is an extreme federal takeover of abortion regulation.

The Women’s Health Protection Act, as summarized by the Catholic News Agency:

The WHPA would prohibit abortion restrictions or bans “that are more onerous than restrictions on medically comparable procedures, do not significantly improve reproductive health or the safety of abortion services, and render services less abortion more difficult to access”.

The text of the law lists a series of specific restrictions that it would remove, on everything from limitations on telemedicine to restrictions on viability, which the law defines as when a fetus can survive outside the womb – determined by “the good faith medical judgment of the treating health care provider.

She was also one of the original co-sponsors of the “Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Medicare Act,” which would overturn the Hyde Amendment and allow anyone who receives health care or federal government insurance — such as Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, and Veterans Administration — to get coverage for abortions.

Wild is a vulnerable member Republicans hope to unseat in the midterm elections this year. Wild won his seat in Congress with just under 52% of the vote in the last election cycle, while his Republican opponent won just over 48%.

The Cook Political Report, which tracks the vulnerability of congressional races across the country, calls its own a “toss-up,” meaning the race could go either way in the next election.

Groups aligned with House Republicans, such as the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), sued the congresswoman, hoping she would retire or be vulnerable enough for a Republican to overthrow her district.

After striving to win back the House in 2020, Republicans left Democrats the slimmest majority in modern history and gave themselves the upper hand midterm.

Winning a majority requires a net gain of just five Republican seats in November, and a lot is at stake in both the House and the Senate. Losing either could mean Democrats and President Joe Biden will have a harder time getting their partisan agenda items across before the next presidential election.

Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. Write to him at or follow him on Twitter @JacobMBliss.

Breccan F. Thiès is a reporter for Breitbart News. You can follow him on Twitter @BreccanFThies.


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