On January 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act — legislation protecting babies who survive abortions.
H.R. 4712 contains an explicit requirement that a baby born alive during an abortion must be afforded “the same degree” of care that would apply “to any other child born alive at the same gestational age,” including transportation to a hospital. This language does not dictate bona fide medical judgments nor require futile measures, but rather, requires that babies born alive during abortions are treated in the same manner as those who are spontaneously born prematurely.
One hundred and eighty-three congresspersons, all Democrat, voted against the bill. Zero Republicans voted against it.
235 Republicans voted for the bill. Six Democrats also voted in favor.
One hundred and eighty three people who have attained the honorable station of legislator in the great nation of the U.S. voted to allow the denial of medical care to tiny infants who are living after their abortion attempt. In the past these babies have been left to die or sometimes actively killed. Rep. Blackburn: “We have heard horror stories of babies being strangled, suffocated, or neglected to die.”
Someone ought to tell the honorable Democratic Congresspersons that this is not the moral high ground.