Democrats block born-alive protection bill in roll call vote

Democrats block born-alive protection bill in roll call vote

All but three Democrats voted against a procedural motion on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, denying it the necessary 60 votes to proceed.

Backers said they were driven to act by recent state laws and bills they said would allow abortions up to the point of birth - and, in at least the case of one failed piece of legislation in Virginia, would have allowed a child born despite an attempted abortion to be left to die.

The vote, which took place late February 25, would have brought the Senate closer to a floor vote on the bill if it had garnered 60 "yeas".

The vote was nearly entirely on party lines.

Sen. Ben Sasse, the chief sponsor, said the fierce pushback from pro-choice activists was revealing.

"The clinic owner took the baby, who was gasping for air, cut her umbilical cord, threw her in a biohazard bag and put the bag in the trash", Smith said.

GOPUSA Editor's Note: Senators are on record for or against saving a baby after it was born alive.

"I voted against proceeding to Senator Sasse's bill because the title, content, and stated motivation for the legislation are extremely misleading", he said.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats on Monday blocked a Republican bill that would have threatened prison for doctors who don't try saving the life of infants born alive during abortions.

Abortion opponents in Kentucky notched a new legislative victory Tuesday when the state House passed a bill that would ban the procedure for women seeking to end their pregnancies because of the gender, race or disability of the fetus.

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) called Sasse's proposal "clearly anti-doctor, anti-woman and anti-family", with other Democrats joining her in condemning the bill.

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) also spoke against the bill.

One idea would be to mandate that the mother be given information about (and support for) linking the baby up with the long lines of parents waiting to adopt these children.

Republican Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski didn't vote. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said it was "unconscionable" that "protecting innocent, newborn abortion survivors is now a partisan issue".

It says "any health care practitioner present" during such a case must "exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child" as a "reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age".

Every announced 2020 Democratic presidential candidate voted against the measure, a decision that won't help them next year.

Ohden remains hopeful despite the bill dying.

Scott noted that the issues of late-term abortions and infanticide were recently raised in NY and Virginia.

That included President Trump, who said in his State of the Union address that Northam "basically stated he would execute a baby after birth".

Sasse calls those who opposed his bill supporters of infanticide.

A newly released poll commissioned by the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal service organization, suggests that the Democratic Party is now on the wrong side of the abortion issue - and Senate Democrats may wish they'd read the poll before heading off to work Monday. "It's a pretty simple question: Are you on the side of these vulnerable little babies, or are you on the side of Gov. Northam and his defense of infanticide?" Our hope is, as Americans, that these peace loving politicians themselves should spend a part of their day, everyday, visiting the halls of Abortion Gulags to oversee their handiwork, infants being slaughtered around them and then asking "what have I done?" The bill, which exempted the mother involved in the birth from prosecution, also would have required practitioners to "ensure that the child born alive is immediately transported and admitted to a hospital".

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