Editorial: Stopping abortion is not ‘silly’

State Sen. Ervin Yen, R-Oklahoma City, thinks a law protecting unborn babies is “silly” and not worth consideration by the Oklahoma Legislature.

Yen, who says he is “pro-life” but he really isn’t, wouldn’t matter much except that he is chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. As chairman, he is in a powerful position to kill pro-life legislation.

Yen just killed House Bill 1549, the “Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2017,” which would ban abortion for unborn babies diagnosed with Down syndrome or other genetic disorders.

The bill passed the House by a 67-16 vote but Yen won’t send it to a floor vote in the Senate.

For 100 years, liberal Democrat senators blocked similar legislation. Now Yen, who is a registered Republican, is a puppet of pro-abortion Republicans, chamber of commerce minions and liberal Democrats.

Yen says he is a Catholic, yet he is ignoring his own church by facilitating the death of unborn children. And Yen is essentially denouncing the oath he took as a doctor to “do no harm.”

It is tragic when any child is born with a handicap but many families with a child with Down syndrome will tell you that those children are a unique blessing. They certainly don’t deserve to be destroyed before they are born.

Abortion an unborn baby with Down syndrome is one step away from legalizing infanticide. It is devaluation of human life.

Abortion is the American Holocaust, with almost 60 million unborn babies killed in their mother’s wombs.

It’s time for Republican leaders to stand up and be counted and refute those in the GOP who claim to defend the unborn and yet cater to the pro-abortion crowd.

Yen is completely out of touch with Oklahoma’s values and needs to be replaced.