Issues, Politics

Senate Rejects Protecting Abortion-Surviving Newborns

Just 60 votes were needed for Republican Senator Ben Sasse’s (NB) Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to afford babies who survive abortion the same degree of medical care as a wanted child. The Senate failed 53 to 44. The contentious language: “If an abortion results in the live birth of an infant, the infant is a legal person for all purposes under the laws of the United States, and entitled to all the protections of such laws.” Every Democratic Senator running for the White House in 2020 voted against it; Democrats Doug Jones (AL), Joe Manchin (WV), and Bob Casey Jr. (PA) voted for it; and three Republicans shamefully did not vote at all: Lisa Murkowski (AK), Tim Scott (SC), and Kevin Cramer (ND).

Here’s more from Live Action…

Today, the United States Senate voted on an anti-infanticide bill introduced by Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The legislation needed 60 votes to pass, and it failed by a vote of 53 in favor and 44 against. The bill stated that “if an abortion results in the live birth of an infant, the infant is a legal person for all purposes under the laws of the United States, and entitled to all the protections of such laws.”

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Every Democratic presidential hopeful — Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Sherrod Brown, Amy Klobuchar, and Elizabeth Warren, along with Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont — voted against this common-sense bill. Democrats Doug Jones, Joe Manchin, and Bob Casey Jr. voted in favor of the bill. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) did not vote on the bill.

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