If an infant survives an abortion how does its life 'put the mother's at risk'
Senate Democrats on Monday defeated a GOP attempt to advance legislation that would clarify that babies who survive attempted abortions must receive medical care.The vote demonstrated how extreme the Democrats are on the issue of abortion and how hollow their assertions are that it is about the "health of the mother." A baby that survives an abortion is of no threat to the life of the mother. Terminating its life at that point is a homicide.
Republicans and anti-abortion advocates pushed for the bill, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, to receive a vote so that they could put individual senators on the spot regarding the issue of third-trimester abortion. GOP senators have been aiming to pressure Democrats to state whether they believe any limits should be placed on abortion after controversial comments appearing to indicate otherwise from Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.
The legislation fell short of the 60 votes it needed to advance in a procedural maneuver, 53 to 44. Democrats Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Doug Jones of Alabama joined all Republicans present in voting in favor.
During his floor speech ahead of the vote, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said the bill would "target, intimidate and shut down reproductive doctors across this country" and "impose requirements on what types of care doctors must provide."
Sasse countered that the bill would keep doctors from "actively allowing a baby to die" who had survived an abortion.
"What this bill does is try to secure basic rights, equal rights, for babies that are born and survive outside the womb," he said.