Conservative podcaster Allie Stuckey appeared before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Thursday, giving testimony about her pro-life views and explaining why she believes abortion is the greatest horror of our time.
“I am here today as a mom fighting for a future for her kids in which rights are not dependant on whether a person is wanted, but upon their humanity,” Stuckey said in her opening remarks. “I am here as a woman who believes that female empowerment, equality, and freedom, are not defined by her ability to terminate the life of her child.”
Stuckey went onto say she was “horrified by the violence, the oppression, and the marginalization of a defenseless people group, based solely on where they reside in the womb.”
“It is incomprehensible to me,” she said, “that we are having a debate over whether or not it is acceptable to kill a baby before they are born.”
Stuckey noted that, considering the advance of modern science, there should be no justification for the taking of innocent pre-born lives.
“There was a time, perhaps, when we could claim ignorance as our justification for allowing and approving abortion,” she explained. “Only a few decades ago, we knew relatively little about pre-born babies in the early stages of development. It seemed appropriate to some to deem abortion a privacy issue or an issue of bodily autonomy. And even then, the motto was, ‘safe, legal, and rare.'”
“Pro-abortion advocates,” the conservative talker continued, “have abandoned these three qualifications in favor of on-demand, through all nine months, for any reason.”
At certain points, Stuckey went toe-to-toe with pro-abortion figures, including a Planned Parenthood official and various Democratic committee members.
In one exchange, ranking member Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) accused Stuckey of not showing the same compassion on issues of gun control and healthcare coverage. “We have not been able to get a gun violence prevention bill passed because we don’t have the same basic compassion once the unborn fetus becomes a baby and they grow up. We don’t have the same compassion when it comes to feeding our young people,” Kelly declared.
“Where is the compassion once you’re born?” she asked.
“Well, I agree that we should have compassion from the womb to the tomb; that’s what I believe,” Stuckey replied. “But your premise is that these things are mutually exclusive. That we either have to be on your side of the debate, and for violently murdering children inside the womb, or we’re not really pro-life.”
“Why can’t we care about both,” Stuckey said, before Kelly blew up and “reclaimed her time.”
As Stuckey spoke of the sordid abortion business with accuracy and poise, some pro-abortion supporters could be seen in the background, rolling their eyes and, shockingly, even laughing:
In another exchange of words, a Planned Parenthood medical director insisted that abortion was “moral.”
“[Abortion] is important, it is healthcare, and I support people being the experts in their own lives in making decisions for themselves,” Dr. Colleen McNicholas told Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.).
Stuckey, however, disagreed.
“I don’t quite understand the logic of saying that killing the child in the womb is moral, is healthcare,” she replied. “In what other situation, besides when the child is defenseless in the womb, do we call killing someone ‘healthcare,’ do we call killing someone ‘moral?’”