Only three Democratic senators voted with Republicans in favor of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would have required abortionists to try to save babies born alive after botched abortions or face prison — Senator Bob Casey, Senator Doug Jones, and Senator Joe Manchin.
All the rest, including Democrats who’ve expressed interest in running against President Donald Trump in 2020, voted NAY. Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Amy Klobuchar, and Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren voted against the bill.
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would have required that “any health care practitioner present” at the time of a birth “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.”
Republicans should play this up during the 2020 election. This bill doesn’t restrict abortion. It would require the abortionist to protect a baby already delivered.
….This will be remembered as one of the most shocking votes in the history of Congress. If there is one thing we should all agree on, it’s protecting the lives of innocent babies.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 26, 2019
“This is about the most simple thing you can say, which is that a baby is a baby, and they have dignity and worth,” Senator Ben Sasse told Fox News. “And it’s not because they’re powerful. It’s because they’re babies. Today is a sad day in the United States Senate.”
A Virginia delegate gave testimony in January about a bill she sponsored that would allow a doctor to kill an unborn baby even when the mother was in labor. The bill was defeated. Virginia Gov. Ralph “Blackface” Northam not only said he supported the bill, but went further.
“If a mother is in labor… the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and mother.”