The nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court back in July came renewed efforts on both parties to shore up abortion related-laws due to the widespread lie that Roe v. Wade was on its way out. Now, Democrats are making it clear that there is absolutely no line in the sand at all when it comes to abortion.
The state regulations that have been passed or discussed thus far in 2019 have either been designed to protect abortion rights or to fight for life, depending on that state’s particular inclination. Of course, many were horrified to hear about state laws that have been passed recently that have made abortions less regulated and gone so far as to allow the grotesque act into a woman’s third trimester.
As a way to protect as many babies as possible and counteract some abominable state rulings, many senators at the national level banned together to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. This act was sponsored by Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE), and was designed to force doctors to save the lives of babies who were born alive after a failed abortion. In other words, if a mother went in for an abortion, the act was performed, and then the baby was somehow born alive, doctors would then have to treat the baby as any other patient and provide them with life-saving care. The bill would have amended the federal criminal code and is outlined below:
“This bill amends the federal criminal code to require any health care practitioner who is present when a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion to: (1) exercise the same degree of care as reasonably provided to any other child born alive at the same gestational age, and (2) ensure that such child is immediately admitted to a hospital.”
The Born-Alive Act also stated that anyone “who commits an overt act that kills a child born alive is subject to criminal prosecution for murder.” This means the mother involved could “file a civil action for damages against an individual who violates this bill.”
As such an important element of the act, the following is how the term “born alive” was defined for purposes of the bill:
“The term ‘born alive’ means the complete expulsion or extraction from his or her mother, at any stage of development, who after such expulsion or extraction breathes or has a beating heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, regardless of whether the umbilical cord has been cut.”
Sadly, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which was designed to save the most vulnerable, failed to pass the Senate on Monday by a vote of 53-44. The Act required at least 60 votes to make it law. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La) explained his confusion on why the act was voted down
“You find that so many Democrats are afraid to buck Nancy Pelosi, but again on this issue I don’t understand how you can allow a baby to be born alive and then let it be murdered and think that should be legal anywhere,” he said. “This is an issue that even most people who identify themselves as being pro-choice think it’s wrong to kill a baby after it’s born alive. This shouldn’t even be part of the abortion debate, this should be protection that’s guaranteed everybody in America — if you’re born alive, nobody can take that life.”
Unfortunately, at least in terms of the failure of this act to pass the Senate, it seems some politicians are okay with doctors and others within the room to commit murder as long as it’s connected to a botched abortion. This is truly a new low, even for those who champion the cause of “choice.”
This is no choice. It’s murder, and there is simply no other way to describe it differently. A baby, a tiny human, is born alive and is allowed to die on a cold, sterile table mere inches away from life saving measures, but is not given the help it needs to survive. This is what politicians voted as “okay” for America.
~ Conservative Zone