Senate Democrats voted Tuesday to block legislation that would have required medical care be provided to babies who survive being aborted, stopping the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
“The piece of legislation we’re voting on today, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, is not about abortion,” Sasse said, according to National Review. “The bill we’re voting on doesn’t change anyone’s access to abortion. It doesn’t have anything to do with Roe v Wade. It is about babies that are already born.”
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) February 25, 2020
Senate Democrats today blocked a request by Republicans to vote on a bill that would stop infanticide and provide medical care and treatment for babies who are born alive after botched abortions. The vote to stop the Democrat filibuster needed 60 votes but Democrats stopped the chamber from getting enough.
The Senate voted 56-41 to end the filibuster and allow a debate and vote on the bill itself with Republicans supporting a vote on the anti-infanticide bill and Democrats opposing it. This is the third time Senate Democrats have blocked the bill to stop infanticide as 60 votes are needed to end the filibuster. (See vote tally at the end of the article)
During the debate, Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska noted how pro-abortion Democrats refused to stand up and explain why they would block a vote to save babies from infanticide.
He said, “I urge my colleagues to picture a baby that’s already been born, that’s outside the womb gasping for air. That’s the only thing that today’s vote is actually about. We’re talking about babies that have already been born. Nothing in this bill touches abortion access.” More
Thank you, Sen. Ben Sasse, for your defense of our newborn infants. Never in my wildest nightmares did I ever think I would see a day where almost half the Senate would block legislation to protect innocent babies born alive.
Cross-posted with BB4SP
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