May God have mercy on their souls.
Senate Democrats on Monday blocked a bill to protect born-alive infants who survive abortion procedures, providing a stark contrast between the two parties when it comes to protecting life.
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act was rejected in the Senate with a vote of 53-44, just seven votes short of the 60 threshold.
Every one of the Senators running to become the next U.S. President voted against the ban on infanticide today. https://t.co/CBGkYwiehY
— Catherine Hadro (@CatSzeltner) February 25, 2019
“This bill amends the federal criminal code to require any health care practitioner who is present when a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion to: (1) exercise the same degree of care as reasonably provided to any other child born alive at the same gestational age, and (2) ensure that such child is immediately admitted to a hospital,” the bill states.
Sen. Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pa.), Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), and Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) voted for the legislation. Every single other Democrat voted “No.”
That includes all six Democratic presidential hopefuls, including Sens. Cory Booker (N.J.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Kamala Harris (Calif.), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), and Bernie Sanders.
BREAKING: Presidential candidates Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders have voted "NO" on a bill that would've required doctors to provide medical care to infants born alive after an attempted abortion.
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 26, 2019
Prior to the vote, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) tweeted:
“Today every Senator will have to vote on a straightforward question:
If a botched abortion results in a live birth,should doctors be required to use the same degree of skill & care to protect the newborn as they would offer any other child born alive at same gestational age?”
Today every Senator will have to vote on a straightforward question:
If a botched abortion results in a live birth,should doctors be required to use the same degree of skill & care to protect the newborn as they would offer any other child born alive at same gestational age? https://t.co/WJBAfu2xl9
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 25, 2019
The Daily Wire does a good job of outlining just how extreme Democrats have gotten on abortion recently:
“The past few months have highlight the Democrats’ abortion radicalism. As previously reported by The Daily Wire, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Catholic Democrat, recently sign and celebrate the passing of the euphemistically-named Reproductive Health Act, which legalizes abortion up to the moment of birth, loosens restrictions on who can perform abortions, and strips the murder of the unborn (including the murder of wanted babies) from the state’s criminal code.”
This is a little shameful for a 1st world country.
If a child is born alive, we don't kill it. We find it a home. https://t.co/QuIsfzWTY3
— Mickey White (@BiasedGirl) February 26, 2019