On Monday, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act died in the Senate. The common-sense law would have required doctors to provide the same care for a baby born alive after an abortion as they would for any child of the same gestational age. Protection for newborns is absolutely not an attack on “women’s health,” unless you believe women’s health requires dead babies, which of course is exactly what abortion industry groups have revealed themselves to believe.
Although a majority of Senators—50 Republicans and 3 Democrats—voted in favor of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, it needed 60 votes to pass. That allowed the abortion lobby to kill the bill with just 44 votes. (The numbers don’t add up to 100 because 3 Senators were not there vote, reportedly due to flight delays. Those three votes would not have been enough to tilt the scale.)
|Abortion survivors Melissa Ohden, Josiah Presley, and Claire Culwell
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Cortez Masto (D-NV)
Van Hollen (D-MD)