A slew of the most radical Democrat senators has banded together to defeat a budget amendment that would have protected the world’s most vulnerable group: babies born alive after failed abortions.
According to Life News, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act failed as an amendment to the 2021 Budget Resolution in the Senate by a vote of 52-48. Every Senate Republican plus Democratic Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA) voted in favor of the amendment.
The remaining 48 Senate Democrats voted against the measure, which needed a 60-vote majority to pass.
“This vote shows just how extreme the majority of Senate Democrats are,” said National Right to Life president Carol Tobias. “This bill is not about abortion but pro-abortion groups and their allies in the Senate have tried to make it about abortion.”
“There is no such thing as a ‘post-birth abortion,’” Tobias went on. “Allowing a child to die after birth is infanticide.”
In a statement before the vote, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) cited infamous abortionist Kermit Gosnell to “prove” that the law already addresses these issues. Durbin’s comments, Tobias argued, grossly contorted the facts.
“Senator Durbin’s comments regarding convicted abortionist Kermit Gosnell were disingenuous,” said Tobias. “Kermit Gosnell was discovered not because he was killing babies born alive but because law enforcement was conducting a raid on Gosnell who was suspected of selling prescriptions for narcotics.”
“Any Senator who opposed this legislation should be ashamed,” declared Tobias. “After surviving the violence of abortion, these newborn babies should be given the chance to survive.”
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would have required health care providers to exercise the same professional skill and care in saving an abortion survivor that would be offered to any other child born alive at the same gestational age. The bill also would have required immediate transport of the baby to a hospital.
Just a couple of decades ago, this amendment might not have been blocked—even by Democrats.
Back in 2002, Life News explains, Congress passed the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, recognizing babies who are born alive, whether before or after “viability,” as full legal persons under federal law.
That bill became law without a single dissenting vote but, as Life News points out, the legal landscape in America has drastically changed since then.
The Democratic party has been swallowed whole by the culture of death. It is now the party of infanticide, and proudly so.
We must rise up to meet their efforts and defend life! Where they win in the chambers of the Senate, we win in the prayer closet. Seek the face of the Lord and plead for His mercy on this wicked, violent nation!
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