Connecticut's way-off-the-deep-end senator, Richard Blumenthal, is leading a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on a bill that would override all state laws aimed at reeling in the abuses of dangerous late-term abortion mills like Kermit Gosnell's notorious "House of Horrors" in Philadelphia.
In 2011, Gosnell and several of his employees were charged with eight counts of murder, 24 felony counts of performing illegal surgical procedures, and 227 misdemeanor counts of violating Pennsylvania's informed consent law in a flithy, understaffed, and woefully antiquated child-killing mill.
Blumenthal's bill, which already has the support of nearly two-thirds of senate Democrats, would make it easier for unscrupulous profiteers like Gosnell to operate legally and without the pesky intrusion of occupational and medical safety regulations that all other surgical clinics must follow. Indeed, the law would eradicate restrictions in at least a dozen states where abortions are carefully monitored to make sure that they are at least relatively safe.
Not surprisingly, the New York Times editorial board has enthused over the bill--as have many Obamaphiles on the loony Left.
But, the majority of Americans still actually favor restrictions on dangerous abortion surgeries, leaving the Democratic default position on the issue--unrestricted access to elective abortion--increasingly out of step, to say nothing of increasingly grotesque.