United States Senate voted on an anti-infanticide bill introduced by Senator Ben Sasse(R-Neb.), the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The legislation needed 60 votes to pass, and it failed by a vote of 53 in favor and 44 against. The bill stated that “if an abortion results in the live birth of an infant, the infant is a legal person for all purposes under the laws of the United States, and entitled to all the protections of such laws.”
WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) today thanked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for scheduling a Senate vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 311). A vote on the bill, which is being sponsored by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), is expected on February 25, 2019. If enacted, the bill would extend federal legal protection to babies who are born alive during an abortion.
“Pro-abortion Democrats who vote against this bill should be forced to explain why they are against giving a born-alive infant life-saving care,” said Jennifer Popik, J.D., legislative director of National Right to Life. “Pro-abortion Democrats should be forced to explain why their allegiance to the abortion industry agenda should allow a practice that is tantamount to infanticide.”
House Democrats again blocked Republican efforts for a vote on an anti-infanticide bill Monday night. The bill, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, would ensure medical treatment and care for infants who survive abortion and put an end to infanticide nationwide. On Monday, Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) asked for unanimous consent to bring the bill up for a vote, but Democrats denied his request. The refusal marks the fourth time that House Democrats have blocked the bill from coming to a vote.
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Trump Slams Abortion, Infanticide in SOTU: “All Children, Born and Unborn, Made in the Image of God”
President Donald Trump gave a clear and forceful message on pro-life issues during the State of the Union Address tonight.
He slammed the governors of New York and Virginia for promoting abortion up to birth and infanticide. And he called for Congress to pass a ban on late-term abortions on babies who are capable of feeling pain.
"There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our nation saw in recent days.
Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth. These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world.
And then, we had the case of the governor of Virginia where he stated he would execute a baby after birth. To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb.
Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life.
And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth — all children — born and unborn— are made in the holy image of God."
National Right to Life Praises Sen. Sasse’s Call for Action on Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) praised Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) for taking to the Senate floor to call for passage of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 130). If enacted, the bill would extend federal legal protection to babies who are born alive during an abortion.
“Pro-abortion Democrats who oppose this bill should be forced to explain why they are against making it a crime to treat a born-alive human person as a creature who may be subjected to lethal violence with impunity or as medical waste,”said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Pro-abortion Democrats should be forced to explain why their allegiance to the abortion industry agenda should allow a practice that is tantamount to infanticide.”
The call for Senate action comes a week after the New York legislature passed, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed, the so-called “Reproductive Health Act.” Among other provisions, the law repealed protections for infants born alive during an attempted abortion. Previously, New York law stipulated that a second physician be present to care for a child 20 weeks or older born alive during an abortion. Cuomo was an enthusiastic supporter of the bill.
Sasse’s comments on the floor also come a day after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) waded into the debate over a similar measure in the Commonwealth. In a radio interview Northam indicated that, in his view, an infant born alive during an attempted abortion wouldn’t necessarily be entitled to immediate treatment.
“The extreme pro-abortion agenda has been laid bare for all to see, thanks to the governors of New York and Virginia: they believe it should be legal to kill unborn babies, for absolutely any reason, at any time up to and including the moment of their birth, and even in the moments after they are born.” Tobias added.
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