This just nuts. Every Democrat except three voted down a bill that would have protected babies that were born alive due to a botched abortion. I thought late term abortions were bad but this is murder.
Often times, hospitals move a bay like that into a storage room and allow them to suffer and die. It’s extremely barbaric. I have a funny feeling their votes will come back to haunt them in 2020. The three Democrats who crossed party lines and voted for the bill are Sens. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Doug Jones of Alabama, and Joe Manchin of West Virginia . Susan Collins voted for the bill but Lisa Murkowski didn’t vote.
Also not voting on the measure were Republicans Kevin Cramer of North Dakota and Tim Scott of South Carolina.
“The extremism of the Democrats can no longer be ignored or debated,” said Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, reacting to the vote. He added:
As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor today, this bill merely recognizes that a newborn baby is a newborn baby, no matter what the circumstances were of his or her birth. For the Democrats, a newborn slated for extermination before birth is fair game even after birth. This is infanticide. The only thing Americans can do to protect these most vulnerable babies is to vote out of office those who fail to protect them.
Introduced by Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, the legislation ensures any infant born alive after an abortion would be provided with medical care just as any other newborn.
Let’s speak plainly: This is barbaric. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would do nothing more than require that health care providers offer to a baby who survives an abortion the same level of medical care they would give to any other baby at the same gestational age.