By Life Site News. Abortion survivor Melissa Ohden was not surprised that Democrats in the U.S. Senate blocked the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, saying the Dems are willing to sacrifice the lives of people such as her to protect abortion on-demand. . .
“I think the Democrats who voted last night against this bill really showed us that they’re willing to sacrifice lives like mine to keep abortion-on-demand right there,” Ohden stated.
The legislation said that “any health care practitioner present at the time the child is born alive shall exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age.” . . .
Further highlighting the need for the bill was Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s casual defense in comments last month of leaving a newborn child to die after the child survived a failed abortion should that be the decision established between parents and doctors.
The big abortion industry had lied constantly about the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, the bill’s author Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) told Fox News Monday, showing how desperate abortion activists are about preserving abortion. (Read more from “Abortion Survivor: I’m Living Proof Born-Alive Act Is Necessary” HERE)
Senate Rejects “Born-Alive” Bill
By CBS News. The “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” a piece of legislation that echoed existing laws and medical practices, had little chance of passing in the Senate on Monday evening. And as predicted, it ultimately failed. . .
In their comments leading up to Monday’s decision on the legislation, Democratic and Republican lawmakers painted starkly different pictures the bill. Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell called it a “straightforward” piece of legislation, while Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat from Illinois, called the bill a “political stunt.”
The legislation — which fell seven votes short of the 60 it needed to move forward — would have required doctors to provide care to infants who “survive an abortion or attempted abortion.” A similar bill passed in 2002, but the most recent one was different in a key way: It would have imposed fines and potential jail time for doctors who didn’t provide care. (Read more from “Senate Rejects “Born-Alive” Bill” HERE)