The murder of babies is an atrocity too far, but will Senate Democrats agree?
Jonathan Abbamonte, Population Research Institute
We never thought we would miss Bill Clinton (and we still don’t, really). But it is worth noting that his position that abortion should be “safe, legal and rare” is now officially not welcome in the Democrat Party of today. Instead, woke Democrats are increasingly embracing the radical position that all abortions should be legal, even those that result in the deaths of full-term, healthy infants.
All the more reason why Congress should immediately pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act (S. 130). The bill would establish criminal penalties for any health care practitioner in the U.S. who neglects, intentionally kills, or fails to provide standard medical care to any child born alive following an induced abortion. The bill would also require health care workers to report to state or federal authorities any cases where infants born alive were not provided the necessary care.
“Everyone in the Senate ought to be able to say unequivocally that killing that little baby is wrong,” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), the bill’s sponsor, said in a statement, “This shouldn’t be complicated.”
But it may be.
Last night, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) blocked the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act from passing on unanimous consent, a procedure under Rule 14 that allows a bill to be fast-tracked if no Senator opposes. Sen. Murray objected to the bill, claiming the language of S. 130 was a “gross misrepresentation” of the bill’s purpose to prohibit infanticide.
“We’ve moved beyond all common sense when this body can no longer unanimously condemn murder,” Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) said after the bill was blocked. It is now up to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) whether to bring S. 130 to the floor for a roll-call vote.
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