January 24, 2023

Democrats Vote to Leave Babies to Die

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By Ophelia Garrett


In Brief: 

210 Democrats recently voted against legislation requiring immediate medical attention and life-saving measures for babies born alive during an attempted abortion. The legislation would leave helpless infants to be abandoned until dead.

The Background: 

The bill aimed to protect infants who have survived an abortion is titled Born-Alive Abortions Survivors Protection Act. The bill states that an infant who is born alive after an attempted abortion is a "legal person for all purposes under the laws of the United States."  The legislation requires doctors to care for the infant as "reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive."

The bill passed 220-210. Every single vote of the 210 opposing was cast by a Democrat. Only one Democrat voted in favor of the bill, and one voted “present.” 

Democrats fought hard to ensure innocent babies were never given a chance. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, (D-OR) called this bill "extremist, dangerous and unnecessary."

Rep. Hillary Scholten (D-MI) went so far as to twist the Bible to justify her approval of murder:

“When I read the scripture, I turn to passages, and I’m guided by passages like Jeremiah 1:5 which states: ‘I knew you before I formed you and placed you in your mother’s womb.’ It doesn’t say the government’s womb or the speaker’s womb — it says the mother’s womb… Life is precious. I reject the idea that if I embrace the sanctity of life, I also must be forced to invite the federal government in to regulate it.”

Notable Quotes: 

"I find it absurd, I find it unconscionable that this would be a matter of discussion on this body, that we would not render medical aid to the most innocent amongst us, an unborn child that is born alive after the most traumatic circumstances possible. This is not about a woman’s access to abortion, this is about the sanctity of life and the basic dignity of a human child." – Rep. Derrick Van Orden (R-WI)


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