In the last three legislative sessions in the House, Republicans brought forth bills to protect babies who were born alive and all three times the Democrats killed the bills.
But, the GOP has decided to keep pressing. It’s a smart political maneuver because the vast majority of voters oppose late-term abortions and to kill or let die a baby that is born would be horrendous to most voters. A murder charge was just dropped against a man who killed his girlfriend’s baby because it is no longer a protected being.
Specifically, Republicans–as they have demonstrated for three consecutive legislative days–intend to push for a floor vote against Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s wishes on a piece of legislation from Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) that would ensure babies who are born alive following an abortion attempt are given the same medical treatment and care any other newborn baby would receive.
“Protecting innocent life shouldn’t be a partisan issue and it shouldn’t be difficult. Infanticide is barbaric and the growing trend of Democrats advocating it is frightening,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican, told Breitbart News. “Republicans are united in seeing that a bill protecting babies who survived an attempted abortion urgently receives a vote on the House Floor. It already passed the House with Democratic support last Congress. But so far the new Democrat majority refuse to even consider the bill. But we will ask again. And again. And again, until this body speaks up for life.”
The very idea of killing or even just letting a baby die is so ghastly that no one will endorse that policy. The Republicans are probably going to make this a huge political issue with which to whip the Democrats with.