Recently, Nevada’s Congresswoman Dina Titus refused to answer the question, posed by Brittany M. Hughes of CNSNews.com, whether a human being conceived in rape has a right to life.
“Does a human being conceived in rape have a right to life?” Hughes asked.
“That’s not a quick question,” Titus answered.
“Is it a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’?” returned Hughes.
“Well, it’s not a yes-or-no question, so,” said Titus.
Not one to give up, Hughes followed-up, “Can you expand on that, why it’s not a yes or a no?”
“No, I’m not going…I don’t want to…I — I’m thinking about something else, so you can come back to me, or talk to Caitlin (Titus’ communications director Caitlin Teare) in my office, and see if we’ll have an answer for you,” Titus said.
When Hughes reached out to Titus’ office, she got no response. Yet, in a May 13 tweet, Titus wrote, “GOP bill #HR36 is a dangerous & extreme restriction on women’s reproductive rights…”
Opponents of the bill claimed it was direct challenge to the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that made abortions legal before viability, which is generally considered around 24 weeks of pregnancy. They also argued that the bill imposed new limits on the rape exemption by requiring that any woman seeking an abortion after 20 weeks prove that she either reported the rape to the authorities or sought counseling services. That same day at Titus’ tweet, the House voted 242 to 184 to approve the ‘Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,’ putting a national ban on most abortions after 20 weeks gestation except in cases of rape, incest or when the mother’s life is in danger. And of course, Titus voted against the bill.
Meanwhile, Titus continues to toy with the idea of running for U.S. Senate, replacing the retiring Harry Reid.
“Nevadans deserve a strong voice and committed fighter to represent our state’s interests in the U.S. Senate,” she wrote following Reid’s announcement. “I am humbled by the calls I’ve received from supporters across the state encouraging me to run for Senate. This is a decision I will make carefully after talking with family and close friends to ensure it is in the best interest of District One and the people of Nevada.”
The U.S. needs Dina Titus like it needs another rip in the U.S. Constitution — which Progressives insist on shredding at every opportunity.