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WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) – A so-called gun control “compromise” recently signed into law by President Joe Biden will have the side effect of incentivizing people to abort or to pressure their girlfriends into abortion, according to an analysis by the Second Amendment lobbying group Gun Owners of America (GOA).

On June 25, Biden signed into law the so-called Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA), which Breitbart News summarizes as “expand[ing] background checks for some gun buyers, us[ing] taxpayer money to incentivize states to enact red flag laws, and broaden[ing] the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) prohibited purchasers list by using domestic violence statutes to cover dating relationships.”

That last detail is where the new abortion implication arises, warns GOA. Under previous law, one loses the right to possess a firearm if convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence against a “spouse” or someone with whom he or she is “cohabitating,” or “shares a child in common,” with the relationship status determined upon conviction.

Under the BSCA, a domestic violence convict can regain his gun rights if he or she hasn’t been convicted of another event in five years, except for “a person with whom the victim shares a child in common.” Crucially, this is not determined by whether the two ever had a child together, but by whether they have a child at the time of the five-year restoration point.

“Therefore, if a boyfriend who was convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence makes up with his girlfriend and later impregnates her during the five-year period after conviction, Murphy-Cornyn [the BSCA] will incentivize him to terminate their child,” GOA says. “Otherwise, he will face a lifetime gun ban for allowing their child to be born.”

“This situation, created by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, undoubtedly will position convicted domestic abusers into pressuring, manipulating, or coercing vulnerable women who have already suffered domestic violence misdemeanors into terminating their pregnancies through abortion,” GOA warns.

This revelation adds yet another reason for conservatives’ frustration with establishment GOP leaders Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn for pushing the bill, and for the 14 House Republicans and 15 Senate Republicans who joined Democrats in voting for the BSCA. The bill was rushed through Congress in the wake of recent mass shootings, most notably one at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, in which 19 children and two teachers were killed.

The tragedies elicited emotionally-charged rhetoric from Democrats demanding new restrictions on Americans’ ability to own firearms, despite high levels of violence in Democrat-controlled cities indicating the ineffectiveness of such measures. Others suggest the solution is greater diligence in identifying and acting on warning signs displayed by potential shooters, or instituting full-time professional security at schools.

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